The Evolving Notion of Order

  • G. Careri
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 46)


The notion of order in macroscopic physics has changed progressively during this century. This evolution is outlined in author’s book on this subject, briefly reviewed here. Some major turning points (including the introduction of the internal field, the collective ground state and symmetry breaking) are considered in detail.


Symmetry Breaking Major Turning Point Symmetric Wave Function Disorder Order Transition Macroscopic Physic 
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  1. 1.
    G. Careri, “Order and Disorder in Matter”, Benjamin Cummings, Palo Alto, 1983.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Careri
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Roma IRomaItaly

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