Spring 2018

There are many textbooks. One of the skills to be learned in graduate school is to use many books. Therefore, we will not follow any one particular book. We will take bits and pieces from more or less every one of the books listed below.

Perhaps even more importantly, there are many subjects which are not covered in any textbooks (not yet!), therefore, we will have to study many original papers.

**D. J. Amit, V. Martin-Mayor**

Field Theory, the Renormalization Group, and Critical Phenomena

World Scientific, 2006

**P. M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky**

Principles of condensed matter physics

Cambridge University Press, 1995

**C. Domb**

The Critical Point

Taylor & Francis, 1996

**N. Goldenfeld**

Lectures on phase transitions and the renormalization group

1992

**M. Kardar**

Statistical physics of fields

Cambridge university Press, 2007

**L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz**

Statistical Physics, Part 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5)

Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 edition, 1980

**S.-K. Ma**

Modern theory of critical phenomena

Westview, 2000

Class syllabus, in pdf format