Finite-Size Scaling Theory

  • V. Rittenberg
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 82)


Fisher’s1 finite-size scaling describes the cross-over from the singular behaviour of thermodynamic quantities at the critical point to the analytic behaviour of a finite system. In the last two years the method was extended to the transfer matrix technique by Nightingale and Blöte2 and to the Hamiltonian formalism3 by Hamer and Barber4–6. We will be concerned only with these applications.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Rittenberg
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  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutBonn UniversityGermany

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