There is no single text book which covers these three topics.

- Boltzmann Equation:
- almost any old-fashioned graduate text on statistical physics
has a section on this, for example
*Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics*by F Reif (McGraw-Hill, 1985) - a good account, including the relaxtion time approximation, is in
*Solid State Physics*by Ashcroft and Mermin, chapters 13 and 16. (Thanks, Peter Conlon, for pointing out this reference.) - a modern and very complete account of this and other transport
equations is in
*Kinetic Theory*by RL Liboff (Prentice Hall, 1990)

- almost any old-fashioned graduate text on statistical physics
has a section on this, for example
- Disordered systems and spin glasses:
- an account of the Harris criterion appears in several
introductory texts, for example my own book
*Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics*, Chap. 8 (CUP, 1996) - the original paper is AB Harris,
*J. Phys. C***7**, 1671 (1974) - the best introductory reference on spin glasses and the replica
method seems to be
*Spin Glasses*by Fischer and Hertz (CUP, 1991) - See also
*Spin Glass Theory and Beyond*by Mezard, Parisi and Virasoro (World Scientific, 1987)

- an account of the Harris criterion appears in several
introductory texts, for example my own book
- Kosterlitz-Thouless transition
- The account in the lectures largely follows my book (above) Chapter 6.
- D. Nelson, in
*Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena*Vol. 7, Domb and Lebowitz eds. (Academic, 1983). - A seminal and readable paper is by Jose, Kirkpatrick, Kadanoff and Nelson, Phys. Rev. B 16, 1217 (1977).

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