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Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 138, Issue 1–3, pp 8–19 | Cite as

A Personal Perspective on the Last Half-Century of Critical Phenomena

  • George A. BakerJr.
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Abstract

One of the crowning achievements of mathematical, statistical physics over the past half century has been the discovery of the many aspects of structure of the critical point. It has been an exciting time and was only possible through the combined efforts of many excellent people. This article contains brief reviews of some of the parts in which I have been most interested and to which I have made some contributions.

Critical phenomena Padé approximants Renormalization group Monte Carlo Equation of state 

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05.50.+q 02.70.Lq 05.70.Jk 75.10.Hk 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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