Statistical Mechanics of Lattice Systems: Volume 1: Closed-Form and Exact Solutions / Edition 2

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This two-volume work provides a comprehensive study of the statistical mechanics of lattice models. It introduces readers to the main topics and the theory of phase transitions, building on a firm mathematical and physical basis. Volume 1 contains an account of mean-field and cluster variation methods successfully used in many applications in solid-state physics and theoretical chemistry, as well as an account of exact results for the Ising and six-vertex models and those derivable by transformation methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642084119
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 369
  • Product dimensions: 0.79 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Thermodynamics and Phase Transitions.- 2. Statistical Mechanics and the One-Dimensional Ising Model.- 3. The Mean-Field Approximation, Scaling and Critical Exponents.- 4. Antiferromagnets and Other Magnetic Systems.- 5. Lattice Gases.- 6. Solid Mixtures and the Dilute Ising Model.- 7. Cluster Variation Methods.- 8. Exact Results for Two-Dimensional Ising Models.- 9. Applications of Transform Methods.- 10. The Six-Vertex Model.- A. Appendices.- A.1 Regular Lattices.- A.2 Elliptic Integrals and Functions.- A.2.1 Elliptic Integrals.- A.2.2 Elliptic Functions.- A.2.3 Results Required for Chapter 8.- A.3 The Water Molecule and Hydrogen Bonding.- A.4 Results for the Six-Vertex Model.- A.4.1 The Proof of I.- A.4.2 The Proof of II.- A.4.3 The Proof of III.- A.4.4 The Proof of IV.- A.5 Fourier Transforms and Series.- A.5.1 Fourier Transforms.- A.5.2 Fourier Series.- References and Author Index.

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