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. Onedimensional Systems  3. Approximate Solutions  Pt. II. Bidimensional Lattice Models  4. Duality of the Twodimensional Ising Model  5. Combinatorial Solutions of the Ising Model  6. Transfer Matrix of the Twodimensional 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. SMatrix Theory  18. Exact SMatrices  19. Thermodynamical Bethe Ansatz  20. Form Factors and Correlation Functions  21. NonIntegrable 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 Smatrix. 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 selfcontained 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 Smatrix, 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) 
