Old Page: Statistical field theory, Michaelmas 2008

- For materials for the first part of the course, see Prof R R Horgan (my copy, from 2007)
- My lecture notes for the second part of the course (Raven login necessary)

- Example sheet 3 was distributed 19 Nov 2008
- Examples class 3 was held Wednesday 3 December 2008 in MR15 at 16:00
- Example sheet 4 (problems 1-3)
was distributed 3 Dec 2008.
**Problem 4 was added 7 January 2009.** - Examples class 4 will be held
**Friday 16 January 2009 in MR15 at 15:00**

The books I currently find most useful for my lectures are

- J Cardy,
**Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics**, (Cambridge University Press, 1996). - M Le Bellac,
**Quantum and Statistical Field Theory**, (Oxford University Press, 1991).

The next 2 are careful, advanced texts

- D Amit,
**Field Theory, the Renormalization Group, and Critical Phenomena**, (World Scientific, 1984). - S-K Ma,
**Modern Theory of Critical Phenomena**, (W A Benjamin, 1976).

Useful for functional integrals and perturbation theory:

- P Ramond,
**Field Theory: A Modern Primer**, (Addison-Wesley, 1990).