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Scaling and renormalization in statistical physics

Author: John L Cardy
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge lecture notes in physics, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reprinted (with corrections)View all editions and formats
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A thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Cardy
ISBN: 0521499593 9780521499590
OCLC Number: 38433944
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Phase transitions in simple systems; 2. Mean field theory; 3. The renormalization group idea; 4. Phase diagrams and fixed points; 5. The perturbative renormalization group; 6. Near two dimensions; 7. Surface critical behaviour; 8. Random systems; 9. Polymer statistics; 10. Critical dynamics; 11. Conformal symmetry; Appendix: Gaussian integration; Selected bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge lecture notes in physics, v. 5.
Responsibility: John Cardy.
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' ... a short but very intelligible textbook well equilibrated by a variety of material.' V. Zagrebnov, Zentralblatt Math 'Supported with interesting exercises at the end of each chapter, Cardy's Read more...

 
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