The second volume covers diverse topics, including strong coupling expansions and their analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, two-dimensional conformal field theory, and simple disordered systems. The book concludes with a chapter on random geometry and the Polyakov model of random surfaces, which illustrates the relations between string theory and statistical physics.The right-hand side of equation (36) reads (46) As for the quantity B, we have only to keep the one link diagram, ... A connected diagram is said to be reducible with respect to a k- vertex if omission of the latter disconnects it into exactly k parts.
|Title||:||Statistical Field Theory: Volume 2, Strong Coupling, Monte Carlo Methods, Conformal Field Theory and Random Systems|
|Author||:||Claude Itzykson, Jean-Michel Drouffe|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1991-03-29|