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The Resource Statistical physics of fields, Mehran Kardar

Statistical physics of fields, Mehran Kardar

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Statistical physics of fields
Title
Statistical physics of fields
Statement of responsibility
Mehran Kardar
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
While many scientists are familiar with fractals, fewer are familiar with scale-invariance and universality which underlie the ubiquity of their shapes. These properties may emerge from the collective behaviour of simple fundamental constituents, and are studied using statistical field theories. Initial chapters connect the particulate perspective developed in the companion volume, to the coarse grained statistical fields studied here. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook demonstrates how such theories are formulated and studied. Perturbation theory, exact solutions, renormalization groups, and other tools are employed to demonstrate the emergence of scale invariance and universality, and the non-equilibrium dynamics of interfaces and directed paths in random media are discussed. Ideal for advanced graduate courses in statistical physics, it contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521873413
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Kardar, Mehran
Dewey number
530.14
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.3.F5
LC item number
K37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Field theory (Physics)
  • Statistical physics
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Statistical physics of fields, Mehran Kardar
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collective Behavior, from Particles to Fields -- Statistical Fields -- Fluctuations -- The Scaling Hypothesis -- Perturbative Renormalization Group -- Lattice Systems -- Series Expansions -- Beyond Spin Waves -- Dissipative Dynamics -- Directed Paths in Random Media -- Solutions to Selected Problems
Control code
CR9780511815881
Extent
1 online resource (x, 359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521873413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Statistical physics of fields, Mehran Kardar
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collective Behavior, from Particles to Fields -- Statistical Fields -- Fluctuations -- The Scaling Hypothesis -- Perturbative Renormalization Group -- Lattice Systems -- Series Expansions -- Beyond Spin Waves -- Dissipative Dynamics -- Directed Paths in Random Media -- Solutions to Selected Problems
Control code
CR9780511815881
Extent
1 online resource (x, 359 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521873413
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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