By Jean Bertoin

Fragmentation and coagulation are average phenomena that may be saw in lots of sciences and at an excellent number of scales - from, for instance, DNA fragmentation to formation of planets via accretion. This e-book, through the writer of the acclaimed Lévy approaches, is the 1st finished theoretical account of mathematical types for events the place both phenomenon happens randomly and many times as time passes. This self-contained therapy develops the types in a manner that makes fresh advancements within the box available. each one bankruptcy ends with a reviews part within which vital elements no longer mentioned in most cases a part of the textual content (often as the dialogue might were too technical and/or long) are addressed and designated references are given. Written for readers with an exceptional history in chance, its cautious exposition permits graduate scholars, in addition to operating mathematicians, to method the cloth with self belief.

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