Introduction to phase transitions and critical phenomena / by H. Eugene Stanley.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1971.

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Other Title Phase transitions and critical phenomena
Subjects Critical phenomena (Physics)
Loi des phases et équilibre.
Phase rule and equilibrium.
Point critique.
Series International series of monographs on physics.
Description xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-300).
Contents pt. I. Introduction. What are the critical phenomena? A survey of some basic results -- Useful thermodynamic relations for fluid and magnetic systems -- part II. Critical-point exponents and rigorous relations among them. Critical-point exponents -- Exponent inequalities -- part III. Classical theories of cooperative phenomena. The Van der Waals theory of liquid-gas phase transitions -- The mean field theory of magnetic phase transitions -- The pair correlation function and the Ornstein-Zernike theory -- part IV. Models of fluid and magnetic phase transitions. Results provided by exact solution of model systems -- Results obtained from model systems by approximation methods -- part V. Phenomenological theories of phase transitions. Landau's classic theory of exponents -- Scaling law hypothesis for thermodynamic functions -- Scaling of the static correlation functions -- part VI. Dynamic aspects of critical phenomena. Introduction to dynamic critical phenomena in fluid systems -- Measurements of the dynamic structure factor for fluid systems -- Dynamic scaling laws and the mode-mode coupling approximation.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)193668
(OCoLC)ocm00193668
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WorldCat Identities Stanley, H. Eugene 1941-
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