Exactly Solved Models: A Journey In Statistical Mechanics: by Fa Yueh Wu

By Fa Yueh Wu

This particular quantity presents a finished assessment of precisely solved versions in statistical mechanics through the medical achievements of F Y Wu during this and comparable fields, which span 4 a long time of his profession. The publication is geared up into subject matters starting from lattice versions in condensed topic physics to graph concept in arithmetic, and comprises the writer s pioneering contributions. via insightful commentaries, the writer provides an outline of every of the subjects and an insider s examine how an important advancements emerged. With the inclusion of vital pedagogical evaluation articles through the writer, precisely Solved versions is an imperative studying instrument for graduate scholars, and a necessary reference and resource booklet for researchers in physics and arithmetic in addition to historians of technology. Contents: Dimer records; The Vertex version; Duality and Gauge ameliorations; The Ising version; The Potts version; severe Frontiers; Percolation; Graph idea; Knot Invariants; different subject matters.

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Capel in a special issue of Physiea A in honor of Capel' 60th birthday. The Eight-Vertex Model (Honeycomb Lattice) The 8-vertex model on the honeycomb lattice (Wu, 1974a, P12) is of special interest. The model, shown in Fig. 4, includes all 8 possible bond incident configurations. I became interested in this model since my visit to the Australian National University in 1973. In the subspace ad = be and b2 = ac the model is known to be the Ising model in an external magnetic field. While playing with a weak-graph transformation of the partition function (page 22), I noted the possibility of including a free parameter in the transformation.

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