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Ageing and dynamical scaling far from equilibrium

Author: Malte Henkel; Michel Jean François Pleimling
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.
Series: Theoretical and mathematical physics
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Dynamical scaling is key to our understanding of 'far from equilibrium' relaxation. Where Volume 1 of this set covered the statics and dynamics of transitions into an absorbing state, this one treats  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malte Henkel; Michel Jean François Pleimling
ISBN: 9789048128686 9048128684 9789048128693 9048128692
OCLC Number: 657642384
Description: XXI, 544 S.
Contents: Volume II: 1. Ageing Phenomena 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Phase-Ordering Kinetics 1.3 Phenomenology of Ageing 1.4 Scaling Behaviour of Intergrated Responses 1.5 Values of Non-Equilibrium Exponents 1.6 Global Persistence 2. Exactly Solvable Models 2.1 One-dimensional Glauber-Ising Model 2.2. A Non-Glauberian Kinetic Ising Model 2.3 The Free Random Walk 2.4 The Spherical Model 2.5 The Long-range Spherical Model 2.6 XY-Model in Spin-wave Approximation 2.7 OJK Approximation 2.8 Further Solvable Models 3. Simple Ageing: an Overview 3.1 Non-equilibrium Critical Dynamics 3.2 Ordered Initial States 3.3 Conserved Order-parameter (Model B) 3.4 Fully Frustrated Systems 3.5 Disordered Systems I: Ferromagnets 3.6 Disordered Systems II: Critical Glassy Systems 3.7 Surface Effects 3.8 Ageing with Absorbing Steady-states I 3.9 Ageing with Absorbing Steady-states II 3.10 Reversible Reaction-diffusion Systems 3.11 Growth processes 4. Local scale invariance I: z = 2 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The Schrodinger Group 4.3 From Schrodinger-invariane to Ageing 4.4 Conformal Invariance and Ageing 4.5 Galilei-invariance 4.6 Calculation of Two-time Response and Correlation Functions 4.7 Tests of Ageing and Conformal-invariance for z = 2 4.8 Nonrelativistic AdS/CFT Correspondence 5. Local scale invariance II: z <> 2 5.1 Axioms of Local Scale-invariance 5.2 Construction of the Infinitesimal Generators 5.3 Generalised Bargman Superselection Rule 5.4 Calculation of Two-time Responses 5.5 Calculation of Two-time Correlations 5.6 Tests of Local Scale-invariance with z <> 2 5.7 Global Time-reparametrisation-invariance 5.8 Concluding Remarks 6. Lifshitz Points 6.1 Phenomenology 6.2 Critical Exponents at Lifshitz Points 6.3 A Different Type of Local Scale-transformation 6.4 Application to Lifshitz Points 6.5 Conclusions Appendices: A. Equilibrium Models A.1 Potts Model A.2 Clock Model A.3 Turban Model A.4 Baxter-Wu Model A.5 Blume-Capel Model A.6 XY Model A.7 O(n) Model A.8 Double Exchange Model A.9 Hilhorst-van Leeuven Model A.10 Frustrated Spin Models A.11 Weakly random Spin Systems A.12 Logarithmic Sub-scaling Exponents A.13 Ising Spin Glasses A.14 Gauge Glasses D. Langevin Equations and Path Integrals I. Cluster Algorithms: Competing Interactions J. Fractional Derivatives J.1 Singular Fractional Derivatives J.2 Fractional Laplacians K. Conformally Invarioant Interacting Fields K.1 Conformal Invariance and Coupling Constants K.2 Conformally Conserved Currents L. Lie Groups and Lie Algebras: a Reminder L.1 Finite Groups L.2 Continuous Groups and Lie groups L.3 From Lie groups to Lie Algebras and Back L.4 Matrix Representations and the Cartan-Weyl Basis L.5 Function-space Representations L.6 Central Extensions Solutions. Frequently Used Symbols. Abbreviations. References. List of Tables. List of Figures. Index
Series Title: Theoretical and mathematical physics
Responsibility: Malte Henkel ; Michel Pleimling.


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