O'Reilly logo

Spin Glasses and Complexity by Charles M. Newman, Daniel L. Stein

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

8

ARE SPIN GLASSES COMPLEX SYSTEMS?

We conclude our primer with a brief consideration of how spin glass science fits into the larger area of complexity studies. As putative complex systems, spin glasses are unusual in that they fall neatly into standard, well-defined disciplinary categories: condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics. That concepts and techniques arising from their study served usefully in other disciplines was initially an unanticipated bonus. Be that as it may, these applications have come to define the field as much as its original, narrower domain. The fact that a significant number of nonphysicists and nonmathematicians are even aware of spin glasses, regardless of whether they know what they are, indisputably owes ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required