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By J. M. Yeomans

Contemporary advancements have resulted in a very good realizing of universality: why part transitions in platforms as various as magnets, fluids, liquid crystals, and superconductors may be introduced less than a similar theoretical umbrella and thoroughly defined via basic types. This publication describes the physics underlying universality after which lays out the theoretical methods now on hand for learning section transitions. conventional suggestions, mean-field idea, sequence expansions, and the move matrix, are defined; the Monte Carlo process is roofed; and chapters are dedicated to the renormalization staff which resulted in a step forward within the box. The publication could be valuable as a textbook for a path in part transitions, as an advent for graduate scholars venture learn in similar fields, and as an outline for scientists in different disciplines who paintings with section transitions yet who're no longer conscious of the present instruments of theoretical physics.

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