This is a paperback edition of a distinguished book, originally published by Clarendon Press in 1971. It was then the first text on critical phenomena, a field that has enjoyed great activity for the past twenty years and that still continues to attract much attention.
The book is at the level at which a graduate student who has studied condensed matter physics can begin to comprehend the nature of phase transitions, which involve the transformation of one state of matter into another. (A simple example is the melting of a solid to become a liquid.) Such a transformation is termed 'critical' when, after a certain amount of the substance changes phase, the entire bulk virtually instantaneously also makes the transition.
A second, updated edition is planned for future publication, but in the mean time this paperback reissue will be useful in teaching the fundamental principles of this extremely interesting subject.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195053168
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195053168
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. reprint edition. 336 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria __0195053168
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1987. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART I: Introduction 1. What are the Critical Phenomena? A Survey of Some Basic Results 2. Useful Thermodynamic Relations for Fluid and Magnetic Systems PART II: Critical-Point Exponents and Rigorous Relations Among Them 3. Critical-Point Exponents 4. Exponent Inequalities PART III: Classical Theories of Cooperative Phenomena 5. The Van Der Waals Theory of Liquid-Gas Phase Transitions 6. The Mean Field Theory of Magnetic Phase Transitions 7. The Pair Correlation Function and the Ornstein-Zernike Theory PART IV: Models of Fluid and Magnetic Phase Transitions 8. Results Provided by Exact Solution of Model Systems 9. Results Obtained from Model Systems by Approximation Methods PART V: Phenomenological Theories of Phase Transitions 10. Landau's Classic Theory of Exponents 11. Scaling Law Hypothesis for Thermodynamic Functions 12. Scaling of the Static Correlation Functions PART VI: Dynamic Aspects of Critical Phenomena 13. Introduction to Dynamic Critical Phenomena in Fluid Systems 14. Measurements of the Dynamic Structure Factor for Fluid Systems 15. Dynamic Scaling Laws and the Mode-Mode Coupling Approximation. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0195053168
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195053168
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0195053168 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0071625