Introduction to Statistical Physics
by Eric Bertin
Publisher: ENS Lyon 2010
Number of pages: 50
This introductory text was aimed at giving a basic knowledge of the concepts and methods of statistical physics to the readers, so that they could later on follow more advanced lectures on diverse topics in the field of complex systems.
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