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I would be interested in a good mathematician-friendly introduction to integrable models in physics, either a book or expository article.

Related MathOverflow question: what-is-an-integrable-system.

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Do you have anything specific in mind? I think the term integrability is sometimes used in slightly different contexts. – Pieter Naaijkens Sep 22 '11 at 12:25
The fact that "integrability" can mean so many things sometimes makes the quest to learn about it so challenging! I have found the introductory sections of Etingoff's paper to be a very good mathematical reference for a particular, physically interesting system (Calogero-Moser) which describes particles interacting in one-dimension. – Eric Zaslow Sep 24 '11 at 17:28

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I take "integrable models" to mean "exactly solvable models in statistical physics".

You can take a look at the classic book

Otherwise this new book is quit readable and covers more than just solvable models

Others can probably give you more mathematician-friendly references, but I think it would be good if you could be more specific about what you are looking for.

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Yes, "exactly solvable" is what I mean. Thanks, I will update my question later. – Phira Sep 22 '11 at 14:35
Baxter is a dead link. – ja72 Aug 28 '14 at 20:11

My references are very good reviews:

Quantum inverse scattering and Algebraic Bethe Ansatz:

Faddeev: How Algebraic Bethe Ansatz works for integrable model

Kulish and Sklyanin: Quantum Spectral Transform Method. Recent Developments

Takhtajan: Introduction to algebraic Bethe ansatz

and the Books:

Jimbo and Miwa: Algebraic Analysis of Solvable Lattice Models

Korepin et al: Quantum inverse Scattering and Correlation Functions

Korepin et al: The One-Dimensional Hubbard Model

plus the article

Martins and Ramos: The Quantum Inverse Scattering Method for Hubbard-like Models

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