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What the Book Is Dealing With

  • Armin Bunde
  • Jürgen Caro
  • Jörg KärgerEmail author
  • Gero Vogl
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Abstract

The chapter introduces into the manifold occurrences in our world, which are associated with spreading phenomena. It starts with the presentation of those features which are common to essentially all spreading phenomena and refers, subsequently, to the peculiarities in each individual field of their occurrence. All these features are discussed in correspondence with the spreading phenomena the book is dealing with and which are reviewed in this introductory chapter. The chapter has been drafted with the intention that the potential reader, by looking into it, will be motivated to look into also the subsequent chapters and to become, eventually, “infected” by the desire for tracing spreading phenomena anywhere in his/her field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armin Bunde
    • 1
  • Jürgen Caro
    • 2
  • Jörg Kärger
    • 3
    Email author
  • Gero Vogl
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsJustus Liebig University GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryLeibniz University HanoverHanoverGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of Physics and Earth SciencesLeipzig UniversityLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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