Introduction to the statistical physics of phase transitions and critical phenomena

Emmanuel Trizac (LPTMS, Paris-Saclay/CNRS)

1 - Binder cumulants and phase transitions solution

2 - A Landau functional for liquid crystals solution (video by M. Lenz) solution notes (by M. Lenz)

3 - Real space renormalization of an Ising model; the Niemeijer-Van Leuwen decimation solution notes part 1 (by M. Lenz) solution part 2 (video by F. van Wijland) solution notes part 2 (by F. van Wijland)

4 - The Kosterlitz-Thouless transition (XY model) solutions (videos by M. Lenz and F. van Wijland)

5 - Renormalization à la Migdal-Kadanoff solution

Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics, D. Chandler, Oxford University Press (if you have forgotten the basics)

Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions, J. Yeomans, Oxford Science Publications (short and introductory)

Statistical physics of particles (vol I) and of fields (vol II), M. Kardar, Cambridge University Press

Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, P. Chaikin and T. Lubensky, Cambridge

Introduction to Statistical Field Theory, E. Brézin, Cambridge University Press

Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics, J. Cardy, Cambridge University Press

Order through entropy Daan Frenkel, Nat. Mat.14, 9 (2014).