# Teaching the Renormalization Group.

@article{Maris1978TeachingTR, title={Teaching the Renormalization Group.}, author={H. Maris and L. Kadanoff}, journal={American Journal of Physics}, year={1978}, volume={46}, pages={652-657} }

The renormalization group theory of second‐order phase transitions is described in a form suitable for presentation as part of an undergraduate statistical physics course.

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A New Approach to Real Space Renormalization Group Treatment of Ising Model for Square and Simple Cubic Lattice

- Physics, Mathematics
- 2018

Real Space Renormalization Group (RSRG) treatment of Ising model for square and simple cubic lattice is investigated and critical coupling strengths of these lattices are obtained. The mathematical...

Renormalization group solution of the harmonic oscillator

- Physics
- 2010

An alternative calculation of the path integral for the harmonic oscillator is carried out as recommended in the textbook of Feynman and Hibbs. A surprising generalization of the angle-doubling… Expand

Intuitive understanding of T???0 behavior of 2d spin glasses via renormalization group analysis

- Physics
- 2012

Commentary on 'The nature of the different zero-temperature phases in discrete two-dimensional spin glasses: entropy, universality, chaos and cascades in the renormalization group flow', by Thomas… Expand

Renormalization group theory in solution thermodynamics

- Physics
- 1988

Abstract Renormalization group theory is a powerful technique from condensed matter physics that has many potential applications in applied molecular thermodynamics, although it has not yet been… Expand

Renormalization of one-dimensional avalanche models

- Physics
- 1997

We investigate a renormalization group (RG) scheme for avalanche automata introduced recently by Pietroneroet al. to explain universality in self-organized criticality models. Using a modified… Expand

Effective interactions and the hydrogen atom

- Physics
- 2004

The technique of effective interactions, which has become commonplace in contemporary particle/nuclear physics, is used to analyze the structure of hydrogen atom energy levels.

Wilsonian Renormalization Group

- Mathematics
- 2010

In this central chapter of Part I we introduce the basic concepts of the RG method invented by Wilson and coauthors in a series of pioneering articles (Wilson 1969, 1971b,c, 1972, Wilson and Fisher… Expand

The universal Hamiltonian of the exchange interaction for the system of particles with an arbitrary spin j

- Physics
- 2007

On the basis of the arrangement symmetry for the system of identical particles the universal Hamiltonian of the exchange interaction in the spin representation is developed. For the case of spin-1/2… Expand

Critical point phenomena, heat capacities and the renormalization group theory of fluctuations

- Physics
- 1981

In the normal study of matter, the ordered state is considered first, followed by the addition of minor disorder or fluctuations, for instance, studying crystalline solids with some quasiparticle… Expand

A simpler derivation of Feigenbaum’s renormalization group equation for the period-doubling bifurcation sequence

- Physics
- 1999

One interesting and important property of nonlinear dynamical systems is that they can exhibit universality—behavior that is quantitatively identical for a broad class of systems. The first and most… Expand