Course Information & Syllabus: (.pdf) (.ps)

Preface and table of contents of the
text: (.pdf) (.ps) [last
updated April 15, 2007; some minor additions compared to the previous version
from January 27, 2007]

Chapter 1:
Aperitifs. (.pdf) (.ps) [last
updated January 27, 2007]

Chapter 2: Random Walks/Diffusion.
(.pdf) (.ps) [last
updated May 3, 2007; a small presentation of the central limit theorem has
been added]

Chapter 3: Aggregation. (still a bit
incomplete; some typos fixed from the previous posting and the section about
reaction rate theory moved to chapter 2): (.pdf) (.ps) [last updated February 1, 2007: some errors fixed in the section
on input]

Chapter 4: Fragmentation. (this
chapter is rather incomplete, but there is enough material that it is worth
posting) (.pdf) (.ps) [last updated January 27, 2007]

Chapter 5: Adsorption Kinetics.
The material from pages 63-86 is in the form of a reasonable draft, while the
last section (pages 87--89) is correct but incompletely explained.
(.pdf) (.ps)
[last updated March 9, 2007]

Chapter 6: Spin Dynamics. The
chapter is, I believe, in the form of a reasonable first draft.
(.pdf) (.ps) [last
updated April 10, 2007, with small typo corrections compared to the previous version
on April 9]

Chapter 7: Coarsening. Some
material is reasonably complete, and some, especially the last section, is
still in the form of a very rough draft. (.pdf) (.ps)
[last updated April 15, 2007]

Chapter 8: Reaction Kinetics. (Much
of the material in the later part requires extensive revision and much is
still incomplete). (.pdf) (.ps)
[last updated April 21, 2007]

Chapter 9: Complex Networks. (This
chapter is somehat incomplete and only the first 11 pages are
posted). (.pdf) (.ps)
[last updated April 25, 2007, with a new section on fluctuations in linear
preferential attachment networks compared to the previous version from April
24.]

Chapter 10: Disorder. (This chapter
is very incomplete (16 pages so far) and only a few topics are now written.
Also the material between pages 191--194 is in very rough form and you can
skip it for a first (and second) reading). (.pdf) (.ps)
[last updated May 3, 2007; typos fixed compared to the previous version from
May 1]

First few pages of the appendix. The posted material discusses the relation between the Laplace transform and real-time quantities. (.pdf) (.ps) [last updated January 22, 2007]