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The Self-Avoiding Walk

by Neal Madras

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Published by Springer New York, Imprint: Birkhäuser in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes,
  • Mathematical physics,
  • Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences,
  • Mathematics,
  • Distribution (Probability theory),
  • Combinatorial analysis

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    The self-avoiding walk is a mathematical model that has important applications in statistical mechanics and polymer science. In spite of its simple definition—a path on a lattice that does not visit the same site more than once—it is difficult to analyze mathematically. The Self-Avoiding Walk provides the first unified account of the known rigorous results for the self-avoiding walk, with particular emphasis on its critical behavior. Its goals are to give an account of the current mathematical understanding of the model, to indicate some of the applications of the concept in physics and in chemistry, and to give an introduction to some of the nonrigorous methods used in those fields.

    Topics covered in the book include: the lace expansion and its application to the self-avoiding walk in more than four dimensions where most issues are now resolved; an introduction to the nonrigorous scaling theory; classical work of Hammersley and others; a new exposition of Kesten’s pattern theorem and its consequences; a discussion of the decay of the two-point function and its relation to probabilistic renewal theory; analysis of Monte Carlo methods that have been used to study the self-avoiding walk; the role of the self-avoiding walk in physical and chemical applications. Methods from combinatorics, probability theory, analysis, and mathematical physics play important roles. The book is highly accessible to both professionals and graduate students in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.​

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Neal Madras, Gordon Slade
    SeriesModern Birkhäuser Classics
    ContributionsSlade, Gordon, SpringerLink (Online service)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA273.A1-274.9, QA274-274.9
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] /
    PaginationXVI, 427 p.
    Number of Pages427
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27086974M
    ISBN 109781461460251

    The last walk we discuss is the indefinitely growing self-avoiding walk 11 (IGSAW). This walk is a self-avoiding walk with a one-step probability p i = 1 /(number of jump sites). Jump sites are nearest neighbour sites which do not lead into a cage, thus this walk will never terminate. This walk therefore comibines two important properties which Author: J.W. Lyklema. This is a program written on python 3 for: non-returning random walk simulation on square lattice (2D) - non-returning random walk in 3D - self-avoiding random walk Self-avoiding random walk algorithm: if walking 'bug' returns on the site visited before, the attempt is ditched and new SAW starts again from the (0,0) position on the lattice several attempts usually required to perform .

    This article is a pedagogical review of Monte Carlo methods for the self-avoiding walk, with emphasis on the extraordinarily efficient algorithms developed over the past decade. Many more details can be found in [1]. 1. INTRODUCTION This talk has no direct relation to QCD; it's therefore intended as by: Run experiments to estimate the average walk length. (Rather than using a large fixed lattice size, increase the size when it turns out not to be sufficient.) Exercise 4. (Ex. in the book.) Three-dimensional self-avoiding walks. Run experiments to verify that the dead-end probability is 0 for a three-dimensional self-avoiding walk and to.

    Roland Bauerschmidt, David C. Brydges, and Gordon Slade Introduction to a renormalisation group method. arXivv2 [math-ph] 11 Nov and the 4-dimensional continuous-time weakly self-avoiding walk. We give a self- The book originated from lecture notes that were prepared for courses at severalCited by: This provides a bound on the probability that a self-avoiding walk is a polygon. Article information Source Ann. Probab., Vol Number 2 (), Cited by: 6.


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The model originated in chem­ istry several decades ago Cited by: In mathematics, a self-avoiding walk (SAW) is a sequence of moves on a lattice (a lattice path) that does not visit the same point more than is a special case of the graph theoretical notion of a path.A self-avoiding polygon (SAP) is a closed self-avoiding walk on a lattice.

Very little is known rigorously about the self-avoiding walk from a mathematical perspective, although. The Self-Avoiding Walk provides the first unified account of the known rigorous results for the self-avoiding walk, with particular emphasis on its critical behavior. Its goals are to give an account of the current mathematical understanding of the model, to indicate some of the applications of the concept in physics and in chemistry, and to Author: Neal Madras.

The self-avoiding walk is a mathematical model that has important applications in statistical mechanics and polymer science. In spite of its simple definition—a path on a lattice that does not visit the same site more than once—it is difficult to analyze mathematically. The self-avoiding walk is a mathematical model that has important applications in statistical mechanics and polymer science.

In spite of its simple definition—a path on a lattice that does not visit the same site more than once—it is difficult to analyze mathematically.

The Self-Avoiding. These and other important questions about the self-avoiding walk remain unsolved in the rigorous mathematical sense, although the physics and chemistry communities have reached consensus on the Read more.

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The model originated in chem istry several decades ago. Get this from a library. The self-avoiding walk. [Neal Noah Madras; Gordon Douglas Slade] -- A self-avoiding walk is a path on a lattice that does not visit the same site more than once.

In spite of this simple definition, many of the most basic questions about this model are difficult to. The book begins with critical behaviour and its basic discussion in statistical mechanics models, and subsequently explores perturbative and non-perturbative analysis in the renormalisation group.

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In particular, we do not know much about how far an n step self-avoiding walk typically travels from its starting point, or even how many such walks. The Self-Avoiding Walk provides the first unified account of the known rigorous results for the self-avoiding walk, with particular emphasis on its critical behavior.

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In spite of its simple definition--a path on a lattice that does not visit the same site more than once--it is difficult to analyze mathematically. On page 10 of Madras and Slade's book "The self-avoiding walk", a better bound for $\mu$ is given: $$ \mu \leq \left(\frac{c_n}{c_1}\right)^\frac{1}{n-1} ~~~~~(n \geq 2).

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