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Statistical Mechanics II

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Typically OfferedOccasional
StudentsGraduate, advanced

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 and 731


001Maxim VavilovMWF 09:55 am - 10:45 am2104 Chamberlin