1st Edition

Modern Theory Of Critical Phenomena

By Shang-keng Ma Copyright 2001
    588 Pages
    by Routledge

    592 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    INTRODUCTION, MODELS AND BASIC CONCEPTS, The Gaussian Approximation, The Scaling Hypothesis, The Renormalisation Group, Fixed points and Exponents, The Gaussian Fixed Point and Fixed Points in 4-e dimensions, Renormalisation Groups in Selected Models, Perturbation Expansions, The Effect of Random Impurities and miscellaneous topics, Introduction to Dynamics, The Renormalisation Groups in Dynamics, Simple Dynamics Models, Perturbation Expansion in Dynamics.


    Shang-keng Ma