Zheng: Phase Transition

„Percolation transition, the transition from a disconnected state to a connected one, has been regarded as a fundamental model of phase transitions in nonequilibrium systems. One of the most fundamental characteristics of a phase transition is its order, i.e., whether the macroscopic quantity affects changes continuously or discontinuously at the transition point. The percolation phase transitions in random networks were originally considered to be robust continuous phase transitions.“ (p. vii) #Zheng #percolation #PhaseTransition #random #network

Zheng, Zhiming, Supervisor’s Foreword, in: Explosive Percolation in Random Networks. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer 2014, vii–viii.