Introduction to Statistical Field Theory Hardback
Knowledge of the renormalization group and field theory is a key part of physics, and is essential in condensed matter and particle physics.
Written for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, this textbook provides a concise introduction to this subject.
The textbook deals directly with the loop expansion of the free energy, also known as the background field method.
This is a powerful method, especially when dealing with symmetries, and statistical mechanics.
In focussing on free energy, the author avoids long developments on field theory techniques.
The necessity of renormalization then follows.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, 28 Line drawings, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 22/07/2010
- Category: Statistical physics
- ISBN: 9780521193030