Statistical Mechanics II Fall 2017 Reference Page

Course Number: 
716
Instructor: 
Lev Ioffe
Level: 
Graduate
Course Description: 
Symmetries and symmetry breaking, phase transitions, mean field theory, critical exponents, scaling hypothesis, renormalization group, diagrammatic expansion, epsilon-expansion, exact solution of the 2d Ising model. Boltzman kinetic equation, H-theorem, Fokker-Planck and Langevin equations, Born-Markov master equation, Lindblad superoperators, classical and quantum noise, theory of amplifiers.
Prerequisites: 
PHYSICS 715, PHYSICS 731, and PHYSICS 732
Lecture Place and Time: 
MW 4:00-5:15pm, 2104 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:05am to 12:05pm
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