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Introduction to statistical physics outside physics

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  • Stauffer, Dietrich

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We review the possibilities and difficulties for statistical physicists if they apply their methods to biology, economics, or sociology. WARNING: I report opinions, not simulations.

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  • Stauffer, Dietrich, 2004. "Introduction to statistical physics outside physics," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 336(1), pages 1-5.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:336:y:2004:i:1:p:1-5
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2004.01.004
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