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Statistical Theory, Soft Modes, And Phase Transitions

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In order to acquire a simple physical picture of the dynamic mechanism of a phase transition it is necessary to use the simplest of many-body approximations. It is instructive, in particular, to ... More


Summary of Elements of Algebraic Theory

F. Iachello and R. D. Levine

in Algebraic Theory of Molecules

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195080919
eISBN:
9780197560419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195080919.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Algebraic theory makes use of an algebraic structure. The structure appropriate to ordinary quantum mechanical problems is that of a Lie algebra. We begin this chapter with a brief review of the ... More


Classical Limit and Coordinate Representation

F. Iachello and R. D. Levine

in Algebraic Theory of Molecules

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195080919
eISBN:
9780197560419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195080919.003.0010
Subject:
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Potential functions In this chapter we return to the question of the geometrical interpretation of the algebraic approach. Specifically, we need to make contact with the concept of the potential ... More


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