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Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena Volume 19 : Volume 19 - Cyril Domb

Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena Volume 19

Volume 19

By: Cyril Domb (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th October 2000
ISBN: 9780122203190
Number Of Pages: 498

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The field of phase transitions and critical phenomena continues to be active in research, producing a steady stream of interesting and fruitful results. It has moved into a central place in condensed matter studies.
Statistical physics, and more specifically, the theory of transitions between states of matter, more or less defines what we know about 'everyday' matter and its transformations.
The major aim of this serial is to provide review articles that can serve as standard references for research workers in the field, and for graduate students and others wishing to obtain reliable information on important recent developments.

General Preface
Preface to Volume 19
Exactly solvable models for many-body systems far from equilibrium Gunter
Introduction Quantum Hamiltonian formalism for the master equation
Integrable stochastic processes
Asymptotic behaviour
Equivalences of stochastic processes
The symmetric exclusion process
Driven lattice gases
Reaction-diffusion processes
Free-fermion systems
Experimental realizations of integrable reaction-diffusion systems
Acknowledgements A
The two-dimensional vertex model
Universality of interface fluctuations
Exact solution for empty-interval probabilities in the ASEP with open boundaries
Frequently-used notation
Polymerized membranes, a review Kay
Introduction and outline
Basic properties of membranes
Field theoretic treatment of tethered membranes
Some useful tools and relation to polymer theory
Proof of perturbative renormalizability
Calculations at 2-loop order
Extracting the physical information
Extrapolations Other critical exponents
The tricritical point
Variants Dynamics Disorder and non-conserved forces N-colored membranes
Large orders
Conclusions
Appendices
Exercises with solutions
References
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ISBN: 9780122203190
ISBN-10: 0122203194
Series: Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena : Book 19
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 498
Published: 12th October 2000
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.85  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.88

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