Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Conformal Invariance and Critical Phenomena

Authors: Henkel, Malte

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This book provides an introduction to conformal field theory and a review of its applications to critical phenomena in condensed-matter systems. After reviewing simple phase transitions and explaining the foundations of conformal invariance and the algebraic methods required, it proceeds to the explicit calculation of four-point correlators. Numerical methods for matrix diagonalization are described as well as finite-size scaling techniques and their conformal extensions. Many exercises are included. Applications treat the Ising, Potts, chiral Potts, Yang-Lee, percolation and XY models, the XXZ chain, linear polymers, tricritical points, conformal turbulence, surface criticality and profiles, defect lines and aperiodically modulated systems, persistent currents and dynamical scaling. The vicinity of the critical point is studied culminating in the exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model at the critical temperature in a magnetic field. Relevant experimental results are also reviewed.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conformal Invariance and Critical Phenomena
Authors
Series Title
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03937-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03937-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-65321-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08466-9
Series ISSN
1864-5879
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 418
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