Reductive use of renormalization group

K. Nozaki, Y. Oono, Y. Shiwa

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It has been recognized that singular perturbation and reductive perturbation can be unified from the renormalization group (RG) theoretical point of view. However, the recognition has been only formal in the sense that it has not given us any new insight nor provided any new technical advantage over the usual RG approach. With our approach, the proto RG method proposed here, we can clearly show that system reduction is the key to singular perturbation methods. The approach also makes the calculation of singular perturbation results more transparent than the conventional RG approach. Consequently, for example, a consistent and easy RG derivation of the rotational covariant Newell-Whitehead-Segel equation is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R4501
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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