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Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena
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Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena

Jean Zinn-Justin

Abstract

The book is an introduction to quantum field theory and renormalization group. It shows that these frameworks are essential for the understanding of phenomena belonging to many different areas of physics, which range from phase transitions in macroscopic systems to the theory of fundamental interactions. This book emphasizes the common aspects of particle physics and the theory of critical phenomena in a unified framework. Three new chapters have been included in this edition: an introduction to non-relativistic quantum statistical physics; a chapter on critical phenomena in non-magnetic syste ... More

Keywords: critical phenomena, non-magnetic systems, polymers, liquid-vapour, helium superfluid transitions, finite temperature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198509233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509233.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Zinn-Justin, author
CEA/Saclay, Service de Physique Theorique, Gif sur Yvette, France

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