A Hint of renormalization

  title={A Hint of renormalization},
  author={Bertrand Delamotte},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • B. Delamotte
  • Published 4 December 2002
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
An elementary introduction to perturbative renormalization and renormalization group is presented. No prior knowledge of field theory is necessary because we do not refer to a particular physical theory. We are thus able to disentangle what is specific to field theory and what is intrinsic to renormalization. We link the general arguments and results to real phenomena encountered in particle physics and statistical mechanics. 

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