A Primer To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena

Paperback | May 1, 2017

byJurgen M. Honig, Jozef Spalek

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A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena provides scientists in academia and industry, as well as graduate students in physics, chemistry, and geochemistry with the scientific fundamentals of critical phenomena and phase transitions. The book helps readers broaden their understanding of a field that has developed tremendously over the last forty years. The book also makes a great resource for graduate level instructors at universities. Provides a thorough and accessible treatment of the fundamentals of critical phenomena Offers an in-depth exposition on renormalization and field theory techniques Includes experimental observations of critical effects Includes live examples illustrating the applications of the theoretical material

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A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomena provides scientists in academia and industry, as well as graduate students in physics, chemistry, and geochemistry with the scientific fundamentals of critical phenomena and phase transitions. The book helps readers broaden their understanding of a field that has developed tremendously over ...

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A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomenaprovides scientists in academia and industry and graduate students in physics, chemistry, and geochemistry with the scientific fundamentals of critical phenomena and phase transitions. It helps them to broaden their understanding of a field that has developed tremendously over the last forty ...

Prof. Honig received a BS degree from Amherst College in 1945 and a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952. After a postdoctoral appointment year at the James Forrestal Center of Princeton University in 1953, he joined the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University in 1953, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1958...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128046856

ISBN - 13:9780128046852

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Table of Contents

1. Prologue 2. The Basic Problem 3. Generalities 4. The Ising Lattice and Extensions 5. Examples of Scaling Methods 6. Landau Theory of Phase Transition 7. Mean Field Theory and Scaling Techniques 8. Critical Exponents for the van der Waals Equation of State and Ferromagnetism 9. Landau Theory for Inhomogeneous Systems 10. Correlation Functions 11. Renormalization Group Operations 12. Detection of Fixed Points 13. The Standard Gaussian Model 14. Higher Order Expansion 15. The Ginzburg-Landau Model