Statistical physics of the symmetric group.

@article{Williams2017StatisticalPO,
  title={Statistical physics of the symmetric group.},
  author={Mobolaji Williams},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2017},
  volume={95 4-1},
  pages={
          042126
        }
}
Ordered chains (such as chains of amino acids) are ubiquitous in biological cells, and these chains perform specific functions contingent on the sequence of their components. Using the existence and general properties of such sequences as a theoretical motivation, we study the statistical physics of systems whose state space is defined by the possible permutations of an ordered list, i.e., the symmetric group, and whose energy is a function of how certain permutations deviate from some chosen… 
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