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Spin glass theory and beyond. (English) Zbl 0992.82500
World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics. 9. Singapore: World Scientific. xiii, 461 p. (1987).
Publisher’s description: This book contains a detailed and self-contained presentation of the replica theory of infinite range spin glasses. The authors also explain recent theoretical developments, paying particular attention to new applications in the study of optimization theory and neural networks. About two-thirds of the book are a collection of the most interesting and pedagogical articles on the subject.

MSC:
82-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to statistical mechanics
82D30 Statistical mechanics of random media, disordered materials (including liquid crystals and spin glasses)
82B20 Lattice systems (Ising, dimer, Potts, etc.) and systems on graphs arising in equilibrium statistical mechanics
92B20 Neural networks for/in biological studies, artificial life and related topics
68T01 General topics in artificial intelligence
82C32 Neural nets applied to problems in time-dependent statistical mechanics
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