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## Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an elementary introduction to the notions of continuum limit and universality in statistical systems with a large number of degrees of freedom. The existence of a continuum limit ... More

## INDEX THEOREM ON THE LATTICE AND CHIRAL ANOMALIES

*Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki*

### in Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198529132
- eISBN:
- 9780191712821
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.003.0009
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Recent progress in the treatment of Dirac fields in lattice gauge theory has allowed the chiral symmetry and associated anomaly on the lattice to be discussed in a manner similar to that in continuum ... More

## Directed Random Growth Models on the Plane

*Timo Seppäläinen*

### in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

- Published in print:
- 2008
- Published Online:
- September 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199239252
- eISBN:
- 9780191716911
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

This chapter discusses random growth models describing the evolution of an interface in the plane. For specific models, three basic questions are discussed. First, under appropriate scaling, what is ... More

## Classical statistical physics: One dimension

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter, within the framework of classical statistical mechanics, discusses a family of models defined on one-dimensional lattices. It studies the simplest local examples: models that involve ... More

## Universality and the continuum limit

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses the related questions of universality and macroscopic continuum limit in random systems with a large number of degrees of freedom. It first explains the notion of universality ... More

## CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2004
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198566748
- eISBN:
- 9780191717994
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566748.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a simple physical interpretation to the formal continuum limit that has led, from an integral over position variables corresponding to discrete times, to a path integral. It ... More

## Continuum limit and path integrals

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199227198
- eISBN:
- 9780191711107
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0005
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter shows that, as in the case of the random walk, one can associate to the continuum limit a path integral, which generalizes the path integral of the Brownian motion. It first studies the ... More

## Back to the Schrödinger equation on a lattice

*Efstratios Manousakis*

### in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- December 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198749349
- eISBN:
- 9780191813474
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0003
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter goes back to the discrete lattice in order to transform the basis to momentum eigenstates. In addition, the chapter takes the continuum limit of space and we recover known relations and ... More

## The random walk: Universality and continuum limit

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

### in From Random Walks to Random Matrices

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- August 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198787754
- eISBN:
- 9780191829840
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198787754.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The first chapter discusses the asymptotic properties at large time and space of the familiar example of the random walk. The universality of a large scale behaviour and, correspondingly, the ... More

## From Random Walks to Random Matrices

*Jean Zinn-Justin*

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- August 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198787754
- eISBN:
- 9780191829840
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198787754.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Theoretical physics is a cornerstone of modern physics and provides a foundation for all modern quantitative science. It aims to describe all natural phenomena using mathematical theories and models ... More

## Continuous systems

*Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell*

### in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- June 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199699322
- eISBN:
- 9780191779435
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0006
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes how the arguments in the previous part, which worked on discrete systems, can be generalized to the continuum limit. After reviewing Hamilton’s formulation of classical ... More

## A digest of matrix models

*Razvan Gurau*

### in Random Tensors

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198787938
- eISBN:
- 9780191829918
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787938.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

There are many excellent reviews on random matrices both in mathematics and in physics literature. This chapter presents only a very quick overview of some selected topics in random matrix theory: ... More

## The perturbative expansion of tensor models

*Razvan Gurau*

### in Random Tensors

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- January 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780198787938
- eISBN:
- 9780191829918
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787938.003.0008
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents the perturbative expansion of invariant tensor measures in terms of Feynman graphs. It is shown that, assuming that the perturbation and the Gaussian part scale at the same rate ... More

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