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Periodization Worries about Mean Field Theory ﬂuid experiment 1 ﬂuid experiment 2 earlier hints theoretical work universality turbulence more rumbles Next Steps toward the revolution additional phenomenology Block Spin less is the same renormalization for Ising model other renormalizations ﬁelds relevant, irrelevant, ... a worthwhile phenomenology The Wilson Revolution particle RG before Wilson the renormalization revolution crucial ideas for the revolution outcome of revolution conceptual advances

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After the Revolution 2d XY model RG point of view is absorbed into particle physics Coulomb gas Feigenbaum and routes to chaos operator product expansion ﬁeld theory summary Conformal Field Theory Polyakov,Virasoro algebra Friedan, Qiu, Shenker correlation functions many exact calculations quantum gravity SLE Schramm critical shapes ensemble of critical shapes ensemble of critical shapes Summary References

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• Early period: look at the whole phase diagram, glance at critical region. I talked about this in a previous part. During this period mean ﬁeld theory was developed. • Period of unrest. focus on critical region. mean ﬁeld theory is not working, what to do? Develop phenomenological theory. I’ll talk about this now. • The Revolution: Wilson put forward renormalization group theory of critical phenomena • Afterward: various mathematical/theoretical expressions and extensions of theory. 1860 to 1937

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He did not know what to do. He believed that this was important.Earlier Hints of Trouble van der Waals had gotten something very much like β = 1/3 from analysis of Andrews data in the critical region. He had no theory or model which gave anything like this. Gugenheim was ignored. but he had no place to go with it.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 6 . Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. This worried him.

. Rev.N. Michael Fisher. Gets values close to β=1/8 in two dimensions and β=1/3 in three and not the Landau\van der Waals value. Still Landau’s no-ﬂuctuation theory of phase transitions stands. Rev. 85 808 (1952) C.. Onsager. Kings’ College school (Cyril Domb. β=1/2. They emphasize that mean ﬁeld theory is incorrect.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 7 . L.. (1949. The Critical Point. Phys. Kramers recognizes that phase transitions require an inﬁnite system.)) calculates indices using series expansion method.. Mean ﬁeld theory does not require an inﬁnite system for its phase transitions.Yang. Taylor and Francis.Theoretical work Onsager solution (1943) for 2D Ising model gives inﬁnity in speciﬁc heat and order parameter index β=1/8 (Yang)--contradicts Landau theory which has β=1/2. Domb. Landau theory has jump in speciﬁc heat but no inﬁnity. 1993 Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Martin Sykes. 65 117 (1944) C. Phys.

hints of another universality-. Brian Pippard brings this up in a more theoretical vein.Universality Van der Waals and Uhlenbeck look for universal theory applying to entire phase diagram of many different ﬂuids. These studies give hope of a universal behavior in critical region. which proves incorrect. This desire is misdirected. This conclusion also arises from theories of the Kirkwood school of physical chemists.arises through work of Landau on mean ﬁeld theory.one near the critical point-.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 8 . which produces a non-universal theory of linked cluster expansion for ﬂuids. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. but also through the numerical work of the King’s College School which sees different critical points on different lattices as quite alike. Experimental work on ﬂuids shows that it is wrong. Universality is a most attractive idea. In the meantime. drawing people to the subject.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 9 . Landau & Lifshitz worry in print about Landau theory of phase transition. One of ﬁrst Scaling theories) Landau criticizes K’s work for leaving out ﬂuctuations. Result: velocity difference at scale r behaves as (N. δv(r) ∼ (r) 1/3 Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov Still Landau’s no-ﬂuctuation theory of phase transitions stands Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.B. Kolmogorov modiﬁes theory (1953) by assuming rather strong ﬂuctuations in velocity.Turbulence Work advances scaling ideas Kolmogorov theory (1941) uses a mean ﬁeld argument to predict velocity in cascade of energy toward small scales.

Data suggests an inﬁnity at critical point. Moldover and Little (1966) 10 Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Get a whole host of new experiments. Signiﬁcant earlier work: Voronel’ et. embrace a new phenomenology. In each case. Focus changes: Don’t look at the entire phase diagram.More rumbles before the revolution US NBS conference 1965 helps people recognize that ‘critical phenomena’ is a subject . al (1960) speciﬁc heat of near-critical Argon.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff . Kellers PhD thesis (1960) Stanford. examine only the region near the critical point. superﬂuid transition helium. mean ﬁeld theory says speciﬁc heat should remain ﬁnite but have a discontinuous jump at critical point.

but did not detail where they might have come from.e. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. 43 3892 and 3896 (1965).. . In this region. Widom 1965: scaling result F(t. i. there is a free energy of kT per coherence volume magnetization ~ (-t)β when h=0 magnetization ~ (h)1/δ when t=0 implies h ~ (-t) β δ implies Δ=β δ therefore scaling for free energy and “magic” relations e.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 11 . Widom...h)=F + tdν f*(h/tΔ): ns He focuses attention on scaling near critical point.Toward the revolution The phenomenology Ben Widom noticed the most signiﬁcant scaling properties of critical phenomena. Phys. J. for example free energy ~ (coherence length)-d . 2-α = d ν Kadanoff (1966) . averages and ﬂuctuations have a characteristic size..g. Chem. B.

he misses the relation between correlation length and thermodynamics. Michael E.additional phenomenology Pokrovsky & Patashinskii study correlation functions.. Fisher introduces scaling ideas.. (It is actually close to 1/2. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Kadanoff (1966) ..7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 11 10 12 . 1966: This is a good idea but produces a partially wrong answer x ≠ 3/2. build upon Widom’s work They have scaling ideas σ(r)~1/rx orders of magnitude from ﬁeld theory gives < σ(r1) σ(r2).) Before Widom. He bases his approach upon an insightful view of droplets of the different phases driving the thermodynamics.. However.... and the two basic indices in his 1965 paper in the University of Kentucky conference on phase transitions.. σ(rm)> ~ 1/rmx 1964.

but no change at all in the physics.Kadanoff 1966 Less is the same. changing the length scale.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 13 . magnetic ﬁeld=h. and having fewer degrees of freedom. These describe the system just as well as the old values. Kadanoff considers invariance properties of critical point and asks how description might change if one replaced a block of spins by a single spin. too. This approach justiﬁes the phenomenology of Widom and provides the outlines of a theory which might give the correlation functions of Pataskinskii & Pokrovsky. This result incorporates both scale-invariance and universality. fewer degrees of freedom produces “block renormalization” Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. new couplings. Fewer degrees of freedom imply. Answer: There are new effective values of (T-Tc)=t. and free energy per spin K0.

σ} exp(WK{σ}) Notice that Z=Trace{μ} exp(W´{μ}) If we could ask our fairy god-mother what we wished for now. it would be that we came back to the same problem as we had at the beginning: W´{μ} =WK´{μ} where the subscript represents the three relevant couplings in the system: t . Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. σ}= ∏ g(μR. Each new variable is tied to an old ones via a renormalization matrix G{μ.{σ}) where g couples the μR to R the σ’s in the corresponding box. where the R’s are a set of new lattice sites with nearest neighbor separation 3a. We take each μR to be ±1 and deﬁne g so that. fewer degrees of freedom produces “block renormalization” Now we are ready. h.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 14 .Renormalization for Ising model in any dimension. K0. Deﬁne exp(W´{μ})= Trace{σ} G{μ.{s}) =1. reprise Z=Trace{σ} exp(WK{σ}) Each box in the picture has in it a variable called μR. Σμ g(μ.

Renormalization Transformations: a --> 3a =a´ WK{σ} --> WK´{μ} Z´ =Z K´ =R(K) Scale Invariance at the critical point: --> Kc =R(Kc) Temperature Deviation: K=Kc+t K´=Kc+t´ critical point: if t=0 then t´=0 coexistence (ordered) region: if (t<0. h=0) if t is small. h´=bh h ln bh =xh ln (a´/a) deﬁnes xh. which then describes renormalization of magnetic ﬁeld. b’s can be found through a numerical calculation. b=(a´/a)x deﬁnes x=xt = critical index for temperature. h=0) then (t´<0. h´=0) disordered region (t>0. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. t´=bt. b>1 implies motion away from critical point near critical point.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 14 15 . h=0) goes into disordered region (t´>0.

.+N´fc(t´) fc(t) = fc0 tdx Speciﬁc heat: C=d2F/dt2~ tdx-2 = t-α form of singularity determined by x Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1...64....+Nfc(t)= F´= .. 3d has ν≈0.. ξ=ξ´ ξ0 a t-ν = ξ0 a´ (t´)-ν so ν=1/x number of lattice sites: N =Ω/ad N´ /N= ad / a´d = (a´/ a)-d N´ =Ω/a´d Free energy: F = .7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 16 .Other Renormalizations coherence length: ξ=ξ0 a t-ν 2d Ising has ν=1.

mostly problems fall into a few universality classes.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 16 17 . All problems in a given class have the same ﬁxed point and the same critical and near-critical behavior. K0..Fields: Relevant.. Universality classes: Ising ferromagnets+all single-axis ferromagnets + all long-gas phase transitions (Z2 symmetry) Heisenberg Model ferromagnet (U3 symmetry) superconductor.h. marginal. easy plane ferromagnet (U2 symmetry). Irrelevant. they have |b|=1 and produce a continuously varying behavior at critical point Universality: marginal variables are rare. which grow at larger length scales. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. . a ﬁeld is a number multiplying a possible term in the Hamiltonian there are a few relevant ﬁelds: like t. completely dominate large-scale behavior there are many irrelevant ﬁelds: they have |b|<1. superﬂuid. don’t play a role at large scales there can be but usually are not marginal ﬁelds..

iii.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 17 18 . Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. One cannot be sure about what parts of theory are right.A Worthwhile Phenomenology Weaknesses of phenomenology: i. what parts wrong. cannot determine universality classes from theory iv. One cannot calculate everything: value of x’s unknown ii. Does not provide lots of indication of what one should do to make the next step.

Not used in statistical physics. . They change with distance scale as particles are “dressed” by effects of the interaction.Particle Physics RG before Wilson idea: masses. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. A good phenomenological idea. coupling constants. etc. in Hamiltonian description of problem different from observed masses. etc. used in quantum electrodynamics but not really crucial to particle physics. coupling constants.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 18 19 .

This theory permits one to calculate everything people wanted to know at the time and fully matches experiments. Wilson Everything in critical phenomena seems to be explained.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 20 . Kenneth G.The Renormalization Revolution: Wilson converts a phenomenology into a calculational method. synthesizes new theory * In both condensed matter and particle physics. he conceptualizes the use of a whole host of ﬁelds K´ =R(K) • Adds concept of ﬁxed point Kc =R(Kc) • He considers repeated transformations This then provides a method which can be used by many people for many real calculations. h). The most notable is the epsilon (4-d) expansion of Wilson and Fisher. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. • Instead of using a few ﬁelds (T-Tc.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 21 . Cf. calculational method based on ideas above. • Fixed Point: Singularities when couplings stop running. except RG. K. Wilson (1971). Each Item. • effective ﬁelds of all sorts: Running couplings are but one example of this. Wilson • Renormalization Group: K. standard model based on effective couplings of Landau & others. is a “consensus” product of many minds Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.The Crucial Ideas-for the revolution Ideas: • Criticality: recognized as a subject in itself • Scaling: Behavior has invariance as length scale is changed • Universality: Expect that critical phenomena problems can be divided into different “universality classes” • Running Couplings: Depend on scale.

They are close to the problems we wish to understand Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.The Outcome of Revolution Excellent quantitative and qualitative understanding of phase transitions in all dimensions.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 22 ... is in different class To get properties of a particular universality class you need only solve one. Different Universality Classes have different critical behavior e. liquid-gas are in same class XYZ model. Ising model. problem in that class. moral: theorists should study simpliﬁed models. Information about • Universality Classes All problems divided into “Universality Classes” based upon dimension.. . symmetry of order parameter. perhaps very simpliﬁed. ferromagnet.g. with a 3-component spin.

Next: After the Revolution: Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Information is transferred from place to place via local values of the order parameter. There are natural thermodynamic variables to describe the process. Each variable obeys a simple scaling. Critical phenomena are the vacillations in decision making as the system chooses its phase.Conceptual Advances First order phase transition represent a choice among several available states or phases. This choice is made by the entire thermodynamic system.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 23 . The system is best described using these variable.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 24 . described by an angle θ and a nearest neighbor coupling K cos ( θ . There is an elegant description in terms of free charges and monopoles with electromagnetic interactions between them.θ’ ). s= (cos θ. This work is also important because it is a successful calculation involving topological excitations. θ Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Milestone.2D XY modelKosterlitz & Thouless (1973) The XY model is a set of two-dimensional spins. sin θ ).

The model is extrapolated back to when weak. electromagnetic and strong interactions are all equal. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Asymptotic freedom--weakening of strong interactions at small distances--permits high energy calculations. Gross.The RG point of view is Fully Absorbed into Particle Physics Running coupling constants help deﬁne the standard model. Wilczek. Politzer (1973).7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 25 .

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 26 .Coulomb gas: B. Nienhuis (~1985) Nienhuis extended this approach to give a description of correlation functions in terms of a screened coulomb gas (and magnetic monopoles) for many kinds of critical phenomena problems in two dimensions. The list includes: • q-state Potts models (spin takes on q values) • On models (n-component vectors) These models permit generalizations in which behavior varies continuously with q or n. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.

Feigenbaum: Analyzes Route to Chaos (1978) Feigenbaum used RG.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 27 . Universality. and Scaling concepts to investigate the period doubling route to chaos via the discrete equation x(t+1) =r x(t) (1-x(t)) long-term x-values versus r Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.

Oα (R + r/2)Oβ (R + r/2) = γ This operator product expansion particularly suggests that the operators obey a kind of algebra.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 28 Aαβγ (r)Oγ (R) . Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Working from the algebra. something deeper might be found.Operator Product Expansion: Wilson. Kadanoff Local operators proved particularly interesting Products of nearby operators O(R+r/2)O(R-r/2) can be expanded in terms of the local operators at R.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 29 . a ﬁeld theory for situations invariant under scale transformations but not shear-type distortions Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. After the Revolution: Polyakov and others reformulate critical point theory as Conformal Field Theory.Field Theory Pre-Revolutionary Period: Onsager solution of 2-D Ising model is free fermion theory Revolutionary Period: The connection: Wilson & Fisher (1972) use Ginzburg Landau free energy formulation plus path integral formulation of quantum mechanics to describe critical phenomena theory as a close relative of quantum ﬁeld theory.

Nienhuis • Conformal Field Theory: A.Kosterlitz & Thouless • Coulomb gas: B. Polykov • Quantum Gravity: B.After the Revolution: New Ideas-mostly for d=2 • XY model. Duplantier • SLE: Oded Schramm Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 30 .

places in which there is full scale invariance. vectors and tensors are derived as representations of the rotation group algebra. Just as spinors.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 31 . including critical indices. Space distortions are based upon stress tensor operators. with the Virasoro algebra being the algebra of local stress tensor densities. Continuously varying families of solutions are generated in this fashion Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. i. Polyakov emphasized that there is a special form of ﬁeld theory which holds at critical points.Conformal Field Theory: I A. equally the local operators of critical phenomena have properties. In two dimensions this is super-special because the invariance includes all kinds of conformal (angle preserving) transformations which can then be studied through the use of complex variable methods.e. derivable from the fact that they are representations of the Virasoro algebra.

limits the domain of ﬁeld theories to include all the known critical 2-D models.5). Mathieu. 4 Potts models. but not others (e. Senechal Conformal Field Theory.g.Conformal Field Theory: II Friedan Qiu & Shenker (1984) showed that unitarity. Springer. 1997 Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.g q=1. q=2.3.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 32 . a quality of all ﬁeld theories representing possible quantum processes. Friedan Qiu & Shenker PRL 52 1575 (1984) For monograph material see Di Francesco. Further we get a quite different algebra for each model. e.

interior of circle. and permit considerable calculation of correlation functions. Further conformal transformation permit the calculation of correlations in all kinds of shapes from just a few shapes: plane. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 33 .Conformal Field Theory: III Compared to general situations. all the familiar statistical mechanical models are all degenerate and truncated. halfplane.

= 1 x −2x (r23 r13 ) −x Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.Many Exact Calculations r ﬁnd correlation of two spins (local magnetization densities) and a local energy density 1 r r 3 2 < σ(r1 )σ(r2 ) (r3 ) > = Cr12 For Ising model. x=1/8 and xε .7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 34 .

In two dimensions. and the summation can be carried out exactly.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 35 .Quantum Gravity: The next step beyond scale invariance is no scale at all. there are no physical degrees of freedom in gravity theory.(Gross & Migdal. Douglas & Shenker. For example B. Brezin & Kazakov.) In addition to being a solvable gravity model. Duplantier carried out a calculation in which he calculated the spectrum of electric ﬁelds in the neighborhood Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. this approach offers a good start for critical problems. One can formulate “quantum gravity theory” as a classical theory in which one sums over all possible metrics on a given space.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff . 221--288. Shramm.SLE=Schramm-Loewner-Evolution Conformal ﬁeld theory took us to a point at which we could formulate critical phenomena problems on surfaces of various shapes. Israel J. 118 (2000). The most recent area of progress arises from work of Oded Schramm. who combined the complex analytic techniques of Loewner with methods of modern mathematical probability theory to gain new insight into the shapes which arise in critical phenomena. O. Oded Schramm 36 Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Math.

We depicted but did not calculate the shapes of the correlated fractal clusters arising in critical situations. and correlation functions. involving a differential equation. Schramm provided a constructive technique.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff after Duplantier 37 .From Schramm to Critical Shapes The work of the 20th. Century on critical phenomena was centered on thermodynamics. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. for making the ensemble of such clusters at critical points.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 38 . percolation cluster after Duplantier Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. or of a connected set of occupied sites in a percolation problem.SLE-II Deﬁne a critical cluster as the shape of cluster of spins pointed in the same direction in an Ising model. Before Schramm’s work we ignored this aspect of critical problems. Problem: Deﬁne the ensemble of cluster shapes for any critical situation.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 39 .Problem: Deﬁne the ensemble of cluster shapes for any critical situation. Answer: Look for the ensemble of shapes formed from the singularities in the solution to the differential equation where is a random walk on a line with correlations after Duplantier Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.

7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 40 Summary JW Gibbs . various dynamical theories. It is anomalous in that it is usually dominated by ﬂuctuations rather than average values. These two facts provide a partial explanation of why it took until the 1960s before it became a major scientiﬁc concern... In the subsequent period the “revolutionary synthesis” radiated outward to (further) inform particle physics. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Around 1970. these concepts were combined with experimental and numerical results to produce a complete and beautiful theory of critical point behavior.Critical behavior occurs at but one point of the phase diagram of a typical system.. mathematical statistics. Nonetheless most of the ideas used in the eventual theoretical synthesis were generated in this early period.

Rayl. Annals of Physics Leipzig 33. in preparation. preprint (2005). Lewis. W. V. Einstein. University of Chicago. Proceedings of a Conference. Sreenivasan. Contains ideas about Ehrenfest and Landau. G Falkovich & K. Swift. Static Phenomena Near Critical Points: Theory and Experiment. Taylor and Francis. National Bureau of Standards. J. R. Kadanoff. Kane. Hamblen. Mod Phys. M. Palciauskas. 1965. Hecht.W. and J.A.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 41 . E. 1276. Lessons from Hydrodynamic Turbulence.P.S. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1. Debra Daugherty. 1993 L. PhD Thesis. The Critical Point. D. 39 395 (1967). D.References Cyril Domb. Gotze. Aspnes. A.V. Rev. Critical Phenomena.

• K.More references M. 773. Phys. Ann. 263.) 2. 227.S. Stueckelberg. N. 26. Smoluchowski. Shirkov (1959): The Theory of Quantized Fields. Phys. Rev. Kadanoff (1966): "Scaling laws for Ising models near Tc". Leipzig 25. 1300. • S. D 2. 205 (1912). 5. Acta.[3] The new view on momentum-space RG. • L. The new blocking picture. Physics (Long Island City.N.C. Lett. Symanzik (1970): Comm. Ornstein and F. Phys. The ﬁrst text-book on the renormalization group method. Perimeter Institute Lecture Notes on Statistical Physics part 8: Beyond Mean Field Theory Version 1.P. • Murray Gell-Mann. Bogoliubov.Y.7 9/12/09 Leo Kadanoff 42 . Rev. The most successful variational RG method. Phys. 69. • C. F. D. Phys. The origin of renormalization group • N. 4. Rev. 18. Mod.G. Wilson (1975): The renormalization group: critical phenomena and the Kondo problem. Zernike. • E. 1541. Proc. 95. Math.[2] K. Peterman (1953): Helv. 499. Rev. 47. A.E. L.V. 2863. New York. Interscience.R. Callan (1970): Phys. Low (1954): Phys. Acad Amsterdam 17 793 (1914).G.G.[4] The main success of the new picture. White (1992): Density matrix formulation for quantum renormalization groups.

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