The Wulff construction in statistical mechanics and combinatorics

Senya Shlosman

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Geometric solutions are presented for some variational problems of statistical mechanics and combinatorics, and the Wulff construction predicting crystal shapes is discussed along with a construction determining the shape of a typical Young diagram and a typical skyscraper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-738
Number of pages30
JournalRussian Mathematical Surveys
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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