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Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions






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Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Summary: Recent developments have led to a good understanding of universality; why phase transitions in systems as diverse as magnets, fluids, liquid crystals, and superconductors can be brought under the same theoretical umbrella and well described by simple models. This book describes the physics underlying universality and then lays out the theoretical approaches now available for studying phase transitions. Traditional te...chniques, mean-field theory, series expansions, and the transfer matrix, are described; the Monte Carlo method is covered, and two chapters are devoted to the renormalization group, which led to a break-through in the field. The book will be useful as a textbook for a course in 'Phase Transitions', as an introduction for graduate students undertaking research in related fields, and as an overview for scientists in other disciplines who work with phase transitions but who are not aware of the current tools in the armoury of the theoretical physicist.

Yeomans, J. M. is the author of Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions, published 1992 under ISBN 9780198517306 and 0198517300. Four hundred eighty six Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, one hundred fifty used from the cheapest price of $30.24, or buy new starting at $49.75.
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Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions

ISBN-13: 9780198517306

ISBN: 0198517300

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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