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Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Amit, Daniel J., Martin-Mayor, Victor
This volume links field theory methods and concepts from particle physics with those in critical phenomena and statistical mechanics, the development starting from the latter point of view. Rigor and lengthy proofs are trimmed by using the phenomenological framework of graphs, power counting, etc., and field theoretic methods with emphasis on renormalization group techniques. Non-perturbative methods and numerical simulations are introduced in this new edition. Abundant references to research literature complement this matter-of-fact approach. The book introduces quantum field theory to those already grounded in the concepts of statistical mechanics and advanced quantum theory, with sufficient exercises in each chapter for use as a textbook in a one-semester graduate course.The following new chapters are included:I.Real Space MethodsII.Finite Size ScalingIII.Monte Carlo Methods. Numerical Field TheoryAmit, Daniel J. is the author of 'Field Theory, the Renormalization Group, And Critical Phenomena Graphs to Computers', published 2005 under ISBN 9789812561190 and ISBN 9812561196.
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