renormalization group methods

renormalization group methods

[rē‚nȯr·mə·lə′zā·shən ¦grüp ‚meth·ədz]
(statistical mechanics)
Methods for treating the behavior of substances near critical points, in which the canonical ensemble is generalized by dividing a substance into cells of arbitrary size and forming an ensemble consisting of all microscopic configurations consistent with specified values of the thermodynamic variables in each of these cells.
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5) This is the conclusion of fundamental theoretical analysis based upon renormalization group methods, (6) empirically validated quantitatively for predictions of geographical locations of violence and peaceful coexistence in Yugoslavia, India, Yemen, and Switzerland.