The Field Theoretic Renormalization Group in Critical Behavior Theory and Stochastic Dynamics: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Field Theoretic Renormalization Group in Critical Behavior Theory and Stochastic Dynamics

1st Edition

By A.N. Vasil'ev

Chapman and Hall/CRC

704 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415310024
pub: 2004-04-28
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This volume provides a general field-theoretical picture of critical phenomena and stochastic dynamics and helps readers develop a practical skill for calculations. This education on the practical skill sets this book apart: it is the first to give a full technical introduction to the field. Both general ideas and …hard… calculations are presented here. This text can also serve as an ideal reference on applications of Quantum Field Theory (QFT). The author gives a comprehensive treatment of the subject, but in a manner easily understood by anyone familiar with the basic of statistical physics. Both students and working scientists can benefit from this text.

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This book presents a detailed exposition of the quantum field RG technique and its applications to various problems in the classical theory of critical behavior and stochastic dynamics. It focuses primarily on giving an in-depth description of the computation techniques and is the first book to give a full technical introduction to the field. Self-contained, clearly written, and well organized, Field Theoretic Renormalization Group in Critical Behavior Theory and Stochastic Dynamics forms an outstanding reference for researchers in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, statistical physics, and fluid dynamics and is accessible to anyone familiar with the basics of statistical physics.

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SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
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