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Critical Phenomena: a Reminder

  • Malte Henkel
Chapter
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

Abstract

We begin by recalling some basic facts about critical phenomena. This is not intended to provide a complete and exhaustive introduction to the field. We rather put emphasis on those standard concepts which will form the basis for the extension to conformal invariance in later chapters. Besides this, we establish our notation.

Keywords

Partition Function Renormalization Group Correlation Length Ising Model Critical Exponent 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malte Henkel
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux CNRS-UMR 7556Université Henri Poincaré Nancy IVandœuvre lès NancyFrance

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