Probability Contributions to Statistical Mechanics

Physics has always been a fertile source of new mathematical notions and ideas, and in the past decade the stream of ideas from physics to mathematics has increased dramatically. The subfield of statistical mechanics is no exception. Containing papers written by representatives of the Moscow school of mathematical statistical mechanics, this volume illustrates certain aspects of the developing interaction between statistical mechanics on the one hand and the theories of probability and of dynamical systems on the other. Included here are papers on random walks, phase transition phenomena for Gibbs random fields, the existence of nonstandard motion integrals in statistical physics models, and the Frenkel-Kontorova model.