This text gives a detailed account of various techniques that are used in the study of dynamics of continuous systems, near as well as far from equilibrium. The analytic methods covered include diagrammatic perturbation theory, various forms of the renormalization group, and self-consistent mode coupling.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1380 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
From the reviews:
"The text pays particular attention to the universal behavior of critical phenomena and focuses on the renormalization group methods in the study of the dynamics of nonlinear continuous systems near and far from equilibrium. ... The book should be useful to physics graduates and research workers who wish to find a comprehensive introduction to applied statistical mechanics, with detailed analytic results when available." (Piotr Garbaczewski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1114 (16), 2007)
"This book gives an excellent introduction to the field-theoretic approach to equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena. ... The book will certainly be very interesting and helpful for young researchers and graduate students. More advanced readers may find the book useful as an updated handbook that brings further insight into detailed renormalization group calculations with a variety of applications to equilibrium and non-equilibrium condensed matter problems." (Nick Laskin, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 b)
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