A Primer To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena by Jurgen M. HonigA Primer To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena by Jurgen M. Honig

A Primer To The Theory Of Critical Phenomena

byJurgen M. Honig, Jozef Spalek

Paperback | February 1, 2018

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A Primer to the Theory of Critical Phenomenaprovides 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
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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Title:A Primer To The Theory Of Critical PhenomenaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2018Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128046856

ISBN - 13:9780128046852

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Classical Phases and Critical Points

2. The Ising Model and Its Basic Characteristics in the Mean Field Approximation

3. General Mean Field Approach

4. The Landau Theory of Phase Transitions: General concept and its microscopic relation to mean eld theory

5. More General Considerations Concerning Mean Field Theory: Stratonovich-Hubbard transformation?

6. Generalities Relating to the Study of Critical Phenomena

7. Failure of Mean Field Theory and Scaling Methods

8. Kadanoff Scaling

9. The Renormalization Group Operations

10. Additional Interrelations Between Critical Exponents

11. Renormalization Group Operations 12. Detection of Fixed Points 13. The Standard Gaussian Model 14. Higher Order Expansion 15. The Ginzburg-Landau Model