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Statistical Physics a + b

Course 2014-2015

Description

StP (a)

Advanced Statistical mechanics covers dynamics and collective effects in many body systems

covers

I. Stochastic processes: Brownian motion, master equation, Fokker-Planck equation.

II. Linear response theory.

III. Theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena: real-space renormalization group,
Applications: percolation, Magnetism

IV XY model and topological defects

StP(b)

Introduction to statistical field theory

I Intro to Path integrals
II Momentum-space renormalization group
III Epsilon expansion

Programme form

Lectures

Literature

  • D. McComb, Renormalization methods: A guide for beginners, OUP.

Schedule

Physics Schedule

Form of examination

Homework assignments + exam

Prerequisites

Undergraduate Statistical Physics

More information

Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)