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Statistical Field Theory: Volume 1, from Brownian Motion to Renormalization and Lattice Gauge Theory: v.1

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Statistical Field Theory: Volume 1, from Brownian Motion to Renormalization and Lattice Gauge Theory: v.1 by Claude Itzykson
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A comprehensive and timely survey of the application of the methods of quantum field theory to statistical physics, a very active and fruitful area of modern research, is provided in two volumes. The first volume provides a pedagogical introduction to the subject, discussing Brownian motion, its anticommutative counterpart in the guise of Onsager's solution to the two-dimensional Ising model, the mean field or Landau approximation, scaling ideas exemplified by the Kosterlitz-Thouless theory for the XY transition, the continuous renormalization group applied to the standard phi-to-the-fourth theory (the simplest typical case) and lattice gauge theory as a pathway to the understanding of quark confinement in quantum chromodynamics.
Release date Australia
March 29th, 1991
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
428
Dimensions
152x228x27
ISBN-13
9780521408059
Product ID
2362470

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