Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions

Paperback | April 1, 1991

byJ. M. Yeomans

not yet rated|write a review
Recent developments have led to a good understanding of universality; why phase transitions in systems as diverse as magnets, fluids, liquid crystals, and superconductors can be brought under the same theoretical umbrella and well described by simple models. This book describes the physicsunderlying universality and then lays out the theoretical approaches now available for studying phase transitions. Traditional techniques, mean-field theory, series expansions, and the transfer matrix, are described; the Monte Carlo method is covered, and two chapters are devoted to therenormalization group, which led to a break-through in the field. The book will be useful as a textbook for a course in `Phase Transitions', as an introduction for graduate students undertaking research in related fields, and as an overview for scientists in other disciplines who work with phase transitions but who are not aware of the current tools in thearmoury of the theoretical physicist.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$68.50

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Recent developments have led to a good understanding of universality; why phase transitions in systems as diverse as magnets, fluids, liquid crystals, and superconductors can be brought under the same theoretical umbrella and well described by simple models. This book describes the physicsunderlying universality and then lays out the ...

J. M. Yeomans is at St Hilda's College, Oxford.

other books by J. M. Yeomans

City Residential Land Development;
City Residential Land Development;

Hardcover|May 24 2016

$33.21 online$35.50list price(save 6%)
City residential land development;
City residential land development;

Paperback|May 13 2010

$28.50

see all books by J. M. Yeomans
Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:April 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198517300

ISBN - 13:9780198517306

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

'novices will be provided with an up-to-date map of the field.'Dr. A. Danielian, King's College, London. Contemporary Physics, 1992, Volume 33, Number 5.