Paperback. Pub Date: 2010 08 Pages: 620 Language: English Publisher: World Publishing Company During the last decade each of the authors has regularly - taught a graduate or senior undergraduate course in statistical mechanics. During this same period. the for renormalization. Group approach to critical phenomena. pioneered by KG Wilson. greatly altered our approach to condensed matter physics. Since its introduction in the context of phase transitions. the method has found application in many other areas of physics. such as many-body theory. chaos. the conductivity of disordered materials. and fractal structures. So pervasive is its influence that we feel that it now essential that graduate students be introduced at an early stage in their career to the concepts of scaling. Contents: Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the Third Edition1 Revi...
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