Medicine and Natural Sciences: Collective Properties of Physical Systems is a collection of papers presented at the 24th Nobel Symposium on Collective Properties of Physical Systems, held in Aspenäsgärden, Lerum, Sweden on June 12-16, 1973.
This book is organized into eight parts encompassing 35 chapters, and begins with overview of the fundamentals of renormalization group approach, phase transitions, and critical phenomena. These topics are followed by discussions on the solutions of the Kondo problem, the specific features of superfluid 3He, and the models to investigate the effects of limited dimensionality in solid systems. The subsequent parts cover the various aspects and principles of surface physics and high-energy excitations in solids. These parts also examine selective theories that provide significant insights in understanding the superstructure, ordering, and crystallography of physical systems. The last parts describe the electronic correlation functions and other properties of liquid crystals and liquids.
Physicists, scientists, and research workers in the fields of medicine and natural sciences will find this book of great value.
Foreword List of articles Sponsors Nobel Symposium Committee Organizing Committee List of Participants Author Index List of Articles The renormalization group approach, phase transitions and critical phenomena Breakdown of Landau theory, fluctuations and renormalization General scaling theory for critical points Generalized renormalization transformations Developments in the theory of critical phenomena From self-avoiding walks to real polymer chains Aspects of time-dependent critical phenomena The Kondo problem Solution of the spin-1/2 Kondo Hamiltonian Review of the application of the renormalization group method to logarithmic problems Superfluid 3He The low temperature phases of liquid 3He Experimental evidence for superfluidity in the newly found phases of 3He The order parameter in liquid 3H e Aligned orbital angular momentum in the low temperature phase of 3He NMR in anisotropic superfluid (3He) Remarks on anisotropic superfluids Spin fluctuations and anisotropic superfluidity in 3He Effects of limited dimensionality in solids One-dimensional chains in the A-15 structure and the properties of superconductors of this group (TTF)(TCNQ): A one-dimensional organic metal Frölich's model of one-dimensional superconductivity Peierls superconductors and all that Remarks on the theory of the superfluid phase transition in 2-dimensional He films Layered superconductors Surface physics Theory of surfaces of simple metals Renormalized surface atoms Dynamical image charge theory Collective cohesion of macroscopic surfaces Order-disorder transitions in two-dimensional overlayers Structure and ordering of sodium on nickel(100) Remarks on superstructures and reconstruction Reaction kinetics at solid surfaces High-energy excitations in solids Theory of pl
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