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Modern Theory Of Critical Phenomena

Author : Shang-keng Ma
ISBN : 9780429978517
Genre : Social Science
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An important contributor to our current understanding of critical phenomena, Ma introduces the beginner--especially the graduate student with no previous knowledge of the subject-to fundamental theoretical concepts such as mean field theory, the scaling hypothesis, and the renormalization group. He then goes on to apply the renormalization group to selected problems, with emphasis on the underlying physics and the basic assumptions involved.

Critical Phenomena In Liquids And Liquid Crystals

Author : Mikhail Alekseevich Anisimov
ISBN : 2881248063
Genre : Science
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Phase transitions and critical phenomena in liquids and liquid crystals have been the subject of intensive research since the 1960s. However, books on this fascinating subject have tended to be written by theorists for theorists. Professor Anisimov offers us a new approach: he aims to introduce experimentalists to the modern theories and their applications. After introducing the thermodynamics of phase transitions, he presents the modern theory of critical phenomena. He then concludes by illustrating the utility of this theory in the analysis of experimental measurements in classical fluids and binary mixtures, superfluid mixtures of helium isotopes and liquid crystals. Not only will this book be enjoyed by experimental physicists, chemists and material scientists, it will also offer the theorist an insight into the interpretation of the experimentalist's work.

The Critical Point

Author : C Domb
ISBN : 9781482295269
Genre : Science
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The relationship between liquids and gases engaged the attention of a number of distinguished scientists in the mid 19th Century. In a definitive paper published in 1869, Thomas Andrews described experiments he performed on carbon dioxide and from which he concluded that a critical temperature exists below which liquids and gases are distinct phases of matter, but above which they merge into a single fluid phase. During the years which followed, other natural phenomena were discovered to which the same critical point description can be applied - such as ferromagnetism and solutions. This book provides an historical account of theoretical explanations of critical phenomena which ultimately led to a major triumph of statistical mechanics in the 20th Century - with the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics

Theory Of Critical Phenomena In Finite Size Systems

Author : Jordan G Brankov
ISBN : 9789814494564
Genre : Science
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The aim of this book is to familiarise the reader with the rich collection of ideas, methods and results available in the theory of critical phenomena in systems with confined geometry. The existence of universal features of the finite-size effects arising due to highly correlated classical or quantum fluctuations is explained by the finite-size scaling theory. This theory (1) offers an interpretation of experimental results on finite-size effects in real systems; (2) gives the most reliable tool for extrapolation to the thermodynamic limit of data obtained by computer simulations; (3) reveals the intimate mechanism of how the critical singularities build up in the thermodynamic limit; and (4) can be fruitfully used to explain the low-temperature behaviour of quantum critical systems. The exposition is given in a self-contained form which presumes the reader's knowledge only in the framework of standard courses on the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena. The instructive role of simple models, both classical and quantum, is demonstrated by putting the accent on the derivation of rigorous and exact analytical results. Contents:Overview of Critical Phenomena in Bulk SystemsThe Approximating Hamiltonian MethodExactly Solved ModelsFinite-Size Scaling at CriticalityLong-Range InteractionsModified Finite-Size ScalingBoundary EffectsFinite-Size Scaling at First Order TransitionsLimit Gibbs States and Finite-Size ScalingBulk Quantum SystemsThe Casimir EffectSurvey of Results on the Casimir Effect Readership: Graduate students and researchers in theoretical and condensed matter physics. Keywords:Phase Transition;Critical Phenomena;Finite Size Scaling;Quantum Phase TransitionsReviews: “… this book offers a careful survey of finite-size scaling near bulk phase transitions …” Journal of Statistical Physics “The book is a very comprehensive and detailed account of this field … I have found the final section on the Casimir effect particularly interesting. It is very well written and detailed … I recommend it to serious students of critical phenomena and condensed matter, but those who already have the basic knowledge of the theory of phase transitions.” Contemporary Physics

Elements Of Phase Transitions And Critical Phenomena

Author : Hidetoshi Nishimori
ISBN : 9780199577224
Genre : Science
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As an introductory account of the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena, this book reflects lectures given by the authors to graduate students at their departments and is thus classroom-tested to help beginners enter the field. Most parts are written as self-contained units and every new concept or calculation is explained in detail without assuming prior knowledge of the subject. The book significantly enhances and revises a Japanese version which is a bestseller in the Japanese market and is considered a standard textbook in the field. It contains new pedagogical presentations of field theory methods, including a chapter on conformal field theory, and various modern developments hard to find in a single textbook on phase transitions. Exercises are presented as the topics develop, with solutions found at the end of the book, making the text useful for self-teaching, as well as for classroom learning.

Introduction To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena

Author : Dimo I Uzunov
ISBN : 9789813100909
Genre : Science
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena. The content covers a period of more than 100 years of theoretical research of condensed matter phases and phase transitions providing a clear interrelationship with experimental problems. It starts from certain basic University knowledge of thermodynamics, statistical physics and quantum mechanics. The text is illustrated with classic examples of phase transitions. Various types of phase transition and (multi)critical points are introduced and explained. The classic aspects of the theory are naturally related with the modern developments. This interrelationship and the field-theoretical renormalization group method are presented in details. The main applications of the renormalization group methods are presented. Special attention is paid to the description of quantum phase transitions. This edition contains a more detailed presentation of the renormalization group method and its applications to particular systems.

Statistical Field Theory

Author : Giorgio Parisi
ISBN : UCAL:B4227085
Genre : Science
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This book was written to introduce researchers and advanced graduate students to the modern developments in statistical mechanics and field theory. The leitmotiv of the book is functional integration and its application to different areas of physics. The first two-thirds of the book cover the modern theory of critical phenomena, which is based on field theory and the renormalization group. The last third of the book is devoted to various applications of the functional integral approach.

Conformal Field Theory And Critical Phenomena In Two Dimensional Systems

Author : A.B. Zamolodchikov
ISBN : 3718648636
Genre : Science
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Introduction To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena

Author : Dimo I. Uzunov
ISBN : 9789814299480
Genre : Science
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena. The content covers a period of more than 100 years of theoretical research of condensed matter phases and phase transitions providing a clear interrelationship with experimental problems. It starts from certain basic University knowledge of thermodynamics, statistical physics and quantum mechanics. The text is illustrated with classic examples of phase transitions. Various types of phase transition and (multi)critical points are introduced and explained. The classic aspects of the theory are naturally related with the modern developments. This interrelationship and the field-theoretical renormalization group method are presented in details. The main applications of the renormalization group methods are presented. Special attention is paid to the description of quantum phase transitions. This edition contains a more detailed presentation of the renormalization group method and its applications to particular systems.

A Modern Introduction To Quantum Field Theory

Author : Michele Maggiore
ISBN : 9780198520733
Genre : Science
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The importance and the beauty of modern quantum field theory resides in the power and variety of its methods and ideas, which find application in domains as different as particle physics, cosmology, condensed matter, statistical mechanics and critical phenomena. This book introduces the reader to the modern developments in a manner which assumes no previous knowledge of quantum field theory. Along with standard topics like Feynman diagrams, the book discusses effective lagrangians, renormalization group equations, the path integral formulation, spontaneous symmetry breaking and non-abelian gauge theories. The inclusion of more advanced topics will also make this a most useful book for graduate students and researchers.

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