Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena by H. Eugene Stanley

Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

byH. Eugene Stanley

Paperback | July 1, 1989

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First published in 1971, this highly popular text is devoted to the interdisciplinary area of critical phenomena, with an emphasis on liquid-gas and ferromagnetic transitions. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics, aswell as researchers in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and materials science, will welcome this paperback edition of Stanley's acclaimed text.

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H. Eugene Stanley is at Boston University.

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Title:Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical PhenomenaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195053168

ISBN - 13:9780195053166

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Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction1. What are the Critical Phenomena? A Survey of Some Basic Results2. Useful Thermodynamic Relations for Fluid and Magnetic SystemsPART II: Critical-Point Exponents and Rigorous Relations Among Them3. Critical-Point Exponents4. Exponent InequalitiesPART III: Classical Theories of Cooperative Phenomena5. The Van Der Waals Theory of Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions6. The Mean Field Theory of Magnetic Phase Transitions7. The Pair Correlation Function and the Ornstein-Zernike TheoryPART IV: Models of Fluid and Magnetic Phase Transitions8. Results Provided by Exact Solution of Model Systems9. Results Obtained from Model Systems by Approximation MethodsPART V: Phenomenological Theories of Phase Transitions10. Landau's Classic Theory of Exponents11. Scaling Law Hypothesis for Thermodynamic Functions12. Scaling of the Static Correlation FunctionsPART VI: Dynamic Aspects of Critical Phenomena13. Introduction to Dynamic Critical Phenomena in Fluid Systems14. Measurements of the Dynamic Structure Factor for Fluid Systems15. Dynamic Scaling Laws and the Mode-Mode Coupling Approximation

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