1. Introduction to the 2nd edition; 2. Introduction; 3. Theory of Gibbs States; 4. Gibbs States: complements; 5. Translation invariance: theory of equilibrium states; 6. Connection between Gibbs States and equilibrium; 7. One-dimensional systems; 8. Extension of the thermodynamic formalism; Appendix A.1. Miscellaneous definitions and results; Appendix A.2. Topological dynamics; Appendix A.3. Convexity; Appendix A.4. Measures and abstract dynamical systems; Appendix A.5. Integral representations on convex compact sets; Appendix B. Open problems; Appendix C. Flows; Appendix D. Update of open problems.
Reissued in the Cambridge Mathematical Library this classic book outlines the theory of thermodynamic formalism.
David Ruelle is a Professor Emeritus at Institut des Hautes etudes Scientifiques, Bures-sur-Yvette, Paris.
'This is the second edition of the already classical book on the theory of thermodynamic formalism by David Ruelle.' Monatshefte fur Mathematik