STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena
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Harvey Gould and
Jan Tobochnik
We first discuss a phenomenological mean-field theory of phase transitions due to Landau and introduce the ideas of universality and scaling near critical points. The breakdown of mean-field theory near a critical point leads us to introduce the renormalization group, which has had a major impact on our understanding of phase transitions, quantum field theory, and turbulence. We introduce the renormalization group in the context of percolation, a simple geometrical model that exhibits a continuous transition, and then apply renormalization group methods to the Ising model.
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Thermal and Statistical Physics
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Gould, H., & Tobochnik, J. (2009). STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena. In Thermal and Statistical Physics. Retrieved November 17, 2018, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8470&DocID=931
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Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena." In Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2009. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8470&DocID=931 (accessed 17 November 2018).
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Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena." Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2009. 12 Jan. 2009. 17 Nov. 2018 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8470&DocID=931>.
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