A Modern Approach to Critical Phenomena by Igor Herbut

By Igor Herbut

serious phenomena is likely one of the most enjoyable parts of contemporary physics. This 2007 publication presents a radical yet financial creation into the rules and methods of the idea of serious phenomena and the renormalization staff, from the point of view of contemporary condensed topic physics. Assuming uncomplicated wisdom of quantum and statistical mechanics, the ebook discusses section transitions in magnets, superfluids, superconductors, and gauge box theories. specific awareness is given to issues akin to gauge box fluctuations in superconductors, the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, duality ameliorations, and quantum section transitions - all of that are on the vanguard of physics study. This ebook includes quite a few difficulties of various levels of trouble, with strategies. those difficulties offer readers with a wealth of fabric to check their knowing of the topic. it really is excellent for graduate scholars and more matured researchers within the fields of condensed subject physics, statistical physics, and many-body physics.

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