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Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics (Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics)

 
 
 
 
Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics (Cambridge Lecture Notes in Physics)
Author: John Cardy
ISBN 13: 9780521499590
ISBN 10: 521499593
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1996-04-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
List Price: $69.99
 
 

A thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour.

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Provides an introduction to the concepts which underlie modern understanding of the behavior of complicated physical systems which exhibit the property of scale invariance or self-similarity. Chapters cover a brief review of phase transitions and mean field theory, phase diagrams, fixed points, perturbative renormalization methods, random systems, percolation, among other topics, closing with an appendix on Gaussian integration. Many problems are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)