This monograph presents a concise presentation of a mathematical method of metastability, a universal phenomenon within the dynamics of non-linear structures - actual, chemical, organic or fiscal - topic to the motion of temporal random forces commonly known as noise, according to strength conception of reversible Markov processes.
The authors shed new gentle on the metastability phenomenon as a chain of visits of the trail of the method to diversified metastable units, and specializes in the proper research of the respective hitting percentages and hitting occasions of those sets.
The concept is illustrated with many examples, starting from finite-state Markov chains, finite-dimensional diffusions and stochastic partial differential equations, through mean-field dynamics with and with out disease, to stochastic spin-flip and particle-hop dynamics and probabilistic mobile automata, unveiling the typical common positive aspects of those platforms with recognize to their metastable behaviour.
The monograph will serve either as accomplished advent and as reference for graduate scholars and researchers attracted to metastability.
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