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Author Mussardo, G.

Title Statistical field theory : an introduction to exactly solved models in statistical physics / Giuseppe Mussardo.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


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Physical description xxii, 755 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Oxford graduate texts.
Oxford graduate texts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Preliminary Notions -- 1. Introduction -- 2. One-dimensional Systems -- 3. Approximate Solutions -- Pt. II. Bidimensional Lattice Models -- 4. Duality of the Two-dimensional Ising Model -- 5. Combinatorial Solutions of the Ising Model -- 6. Transfer Matrix of the Two-dimensional Ising Model -- Pt. III. Quantum Field Theory and Conformal Invariance -- 7. Quantum Field Theory -- 8. Renormalization Group -- 9. Fermionic Formulation of the Ising Model -- 10. Conformal Field Theory -- 11. Minimal Conformal Models -- 12. Conformal Field Theory of Free Bosonic and Fermionic Fields -- 13. Conformal Field Theories with Extended Symmetries -- Pt. IV. Away from Criticality -- 15. In the Vicinity of the Critical Points -- 16. Integrable Quantum Field Theories -- 17. S-Matrix Theory -- 18. Exact S-Matrices -- 19. Thermodynamical Bethe Ansatz -- 20. Form Factors and Correlation Functions -- 21. Non-Integrable Aspect.
Summary "This book provides a thorough introduction to the world of phase transitions as well as related topics; including random walks, combinatorial problems, quantum field theory, and S-matrix. Fundamental concepts of phase transition such as order parameters, spontaneous symmetry breaking, scaling transformations, conformal symmetry, and anomalous dimensions, have deeply changed the modern vision of many areas of physics, leading to remarkable developments in statistical mechanics, elementary particle theory, condensed matter physics, and string theory. This self-contained book provides an introduction to frontier topics of exactly solved models in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory, renormalization group, conformal models, quantum integrable systems, duality, elastic S-matrix, thermodynamics Bethe ansatz, and form factor theory. The clear discussion of physical principles is accompanied by a detailed analysis of several branches of mathematics."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Field theory (Physics) -- Statistical methods.
Standard Number 3060600
ISBN 9780199547586 (hardback)