Over the past few years, finite-size scaling has become an increasingly important tool in studies of critical systems. This is partly due to an increased understanding of finite-size effects by analytical means, and partly due to our ability to treat larger systems with large computers. The aim of this volume was to collect those papers which have been important for this progress and which illustrate novel applications of the method. The emphasis has been placed on relatively recent developments, including the use of the &egr;-expansion and of conformal methods.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Theory of Finite-Size Scaling. Contributors: M.N. Barber, K. Binder, E. Brézin, E. Eisenriegler, M.E. Fisher, Y.Y. Goldschmidt, H. Guo, D. Jasnow, M. Nauenberg, V. Privman, J. Rudnick, R. Tomaschitz, A.P. Young, J. Zinn-Justin. 2. Applications. Contributors: M.N. Barber, H.W. J. Blöte, R.C. Brower, M. Creutz, B. Derrida, M.E. Fisher, C.J. Hamer, W. Kinzel, M. Lüscher, E. Marinari, M. Nauenberg, M.P. Nightinglae, V. Privman, L. de Seze, J. Vannimenus, J.M. Yeomans. 3. Conformal Invariance and Finite-Size Scaling. Contributors: I. Affleck, F.C. Alcaraz, M.N. Barber, M.T. Batchelor, H. Blöte, J.L. Cardy, M. Kolb, M.P. Nightingale, K.A. Penson.


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