Unformatted text preview: † denotes topics that may be omitted. 1. Basic methods of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics • Phenomenological derivation of Boltzmann equation and normal hydrodynamics • BBGKY hierarchy • Relationship between chaos and hydrodynamics • Linear response and ﬂuctuationdissipation theorem: classical and quantum versions, including applications such as the Kubo formula • Detailed balance • Model dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations 2. Introduction to scaling, renormalization group, and critical phenomena • Basic phenomenology of critical points: critical exponents and amplitudes • Meanﬁeld theory • Elementary realspace and momentumshell RG methods • Universality and other predictions of RG • Geometric critical phenomena: polymer physics • † Mapping between quantum and classical phase transitions • Dynamics at phase transitions 3. Other applications of RG and nonequilibrium ideas to classical and quantum physics....
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 Fall '06
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 mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Renormalization group, phase transitions, LeConte Hall, Birge Hall, nonequilibrium statistical physics

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