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Critical phenomena and the renormalization group

  • Franz J. Wegner
New Developments in Quantum Theory
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 37)

Abstract

The recent theory of critical phenomena and the renormalization group as promoted by Wilson is considered on an introductory level. The main emphasis is on the idea of the fixed point Hamiltonian (asymptotic invariance of the critical Hamiltonian under change of the length scale) and the resulting homogeneity laws.

Keywords

Renormalization Group Ising Model Critical Exponent Critical Behavior Critical Phenomenon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz J. Wegner
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelberg

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