8 Spin dynamics
Two classical subjects in statistical physics are kinetic theory and phase transitions. The latter has been traditionally studied in the equilibrium framework, where the goal is to characterize the ordered phases that arise below the critical temperature in systems with short-range interactions. A more recent development has been to investigate how this order is formed dynamically. In the present and following chapter, we focus on this dynamics.
8.1 Phenomenology of coarsening
The theory of phase transitions was originally motivated ...