Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics

ISBN-10: 0521499593

ISBN-13: 9780521499590

Edition: 1996

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This text provides a thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour. It begins with a brief review of phase transitions in simple systems, then goes on to introduce the core ideas of the renormalisation group.
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Piers Robinson is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of ManchesterPeter Goddard is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool

Preface
Phase transitions in simple systems
Mean field theory
The renormalization group idea
Phase diagrams and fixed points
The perturbative renormalization group
Near two dimensions
Surface critical behaviour
Random systems
Polymer statistics
Critical dynamics
Conformal symmetry
Appendix: Gaussian integration
Selected bibliography
Index
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