Statistical Physics a + b

Course description Statistical Physics a + b
Year: 2015-2016
Catalog number: 4403STPH9
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. V. Vitelli
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 9
Level: 400
Period: Semester 1
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • Yes A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission Requirements

Statistical Physics 1 and
Statistical Physics 2 (statistical and thermal physics, (bachelor courses).

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

Timetable

Physics Schedule

Mode of instruction

Lectures

Assessment method

Homework assignments + exam

Blackboard

To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

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

Contact

Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)

To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL

Reading list

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

Contact

Lecturer: Dr. V. Vitelli (Vincenzo)

Languages