Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics (Oxford Graduate Texts)

Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Exactly Solved Models in Statistical Physics (Oxford Graduate Texts)


This booklet offers a radical advent to the attention-grabbing global of section transitions in addition to many comparable themes, together with random walks, combinatorial difficulties, quantum box concept and S-matrix. primary techniques of section transitions, comparable to order parameters, spontaneous symmetry breaking, scaling modifications, conformal symmetry, and anomalous dimensions, have deeply replaced the trendy imaginative and prescient of many components of physics, resulting in impressive advancements in statistical mechanics, undemanding particle conception, condensed subject physics and string concept. This self-contained e-book presents an exceptional creation to frontier issues of precisely solved types in statistical mechanics and quantum box conception, renormalization team, conformal types, quantum integrable platforms, duality, elastic S-matrix, thermodynamics Bethe ansatz and shape issue thought. The transparent dialogue of actual rules is followed through a close research of a number of branches of arithmetic, unique for his or her attractiveness and sweetness, equivalent to countless dimensional algebras, conformal mappings, quintessential equations or modular capabilities. along with complicated examine issues, the ebook additionally covers many simple subject matters in statistical mechanics, quantum box idea and theoretical physics. each one argument is mentioned in nice aspect, being attentive to an total coherent knowing of actual phenomena. Mathematical historical past is supplied in supplementations on the finish of every bankruptcy, while acceptable. The chapters also are by means of difficulties of alternative degrees of hassle. complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars will discover a wealthy and demanding resource for bettering their abilities and for achieving a accomplished studying of the numerous points of the subject.

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