Introduction to statistical field theory [EBook] / Edouard Brézin.
Introduction to statistical field theory [EBook] / Edouard Brézin.
Knowledge of the renormalization group and field theory is a key part of physics, and is essential in condensed matter and particle physics. Written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this textbook provides a concise introduction to this subject. The textbook deals directly...
Personal Name(s):  Brézin, E., (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2010

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (x, 166 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9780521193030 9780511761546 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 Machine generated contents note: 1. A few wellknown basic results; 2. Introduction: order parameters, broken symmetries; 3. Examples of physical situations modelled by the Ising model; 4. A few results about the Ising model; 5. High temperature and low temperature expansions; 6. Some geometric problems related to phase transitions; 7. Phenomenological description of the critical behaviour; 8. Mean field theory; 9. Beyond mean field theory; 10. Introduction to the renormalization group; 11. Renormalization group for the [phi]4 theory; 12. Renormalized theory; 13. Goldstone modes; 14. Large n; Index.