Ch1_review_thermal

Ch1_review_thermal - PHYS 5510 Advanced Statistical Physics Ren-Bao Liu Department of Physics The Chinese University of Hong Kong [email protected]

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PHYS 5510: Advanced Statistical Physics Ren-Bao Liu Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [email protected] 2010-2011, 1st Term c Copyright reserved. No reproduction or redistribution of any part is allowed without written permission from R. B. Liu
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Lecturer: LIU Renbao O ce: Science Centre North 205 Tel. 2609 6312 Mobile: 6308 4805 Language: English / Madrian E-mail: [email protected] Teaching Assistant: WANG Dawei O ce: Science Center North Block 224 Tel: 6849 4363 Language: Mandarian / English E-mail: [email protected] Time and Venue LECT: Mon 16:30 - 18:15 (SHB503), Wed 16:30 - 17:15 (SHB503) TUTO: Wed 17:30 - 18:15 (SHB503) O ce hours: Fri 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (or by appointment) Reference Books 1. M. Plischke and B. Bergersen, Equilibrium Statistcal Physics, 2nd ed. (World Scientific, 1994). 2. R. K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, 2nd Ed. (Elsevier, 2001). 3. L. E. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics (1998). 4. S. K. Ma, Modern Theory of Critical Phenomena (Benjamin / Cummings, 1976). 5. T. D. Lee, Statistical Mechanics (Chinese) (Shanghai, 2006)). 6. S. Sachdev, Quantum Phase Transitions (Cambridge, 1999). Assessment Scheme Homework: 30% Mid-term Exam: 30% Final Exam: 40% Academic honesty and ethic: Zero tolerance for cheating Students should be aware of the University’s policy on academic honesty; please see http: // www.cuhk.edu.hk / policy / academichonesty / index.htm In particular, collaborations with others should be explicitly acknowledged with own e orts specified, and use of materials from existing sources including but not limited to textbooks, monographs, journal papers, and websites should be clearly referenced. Failure to obey such regulations will be considered for plagiarism and cheating, which lead to severe disciplinary action up to termination of studies at the University.
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Course Outline 1. Review of basic principles of statistical physics 2. Quantum statistics, (reduced) density matrix, entanglement 3. Non-ideal gas, cluster expansion; Finite-system, cluster correlation expansion 4. Spin models, quantum magnetisms 5. Mean-field theory, phase transition 6. Symmetry breaking, order parameter 7. Fluctuation, correlation, critical phenomena 8. Renormalization group method 9. Introduction to quantum phase transition (optional) See course webpage for updates http: // www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk / course / 2010-2011 / 1 / phys5510 / In the forum you can ask, suggest, complain, and discuss.
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Chapter 1 Review of thermodynamics 1.1 Thermodynamic relations We consider a system made of one kind of particles such as a single-component gas, liquid, or solid. The system is characterized by the following macroscopic quantities (temperature T , entropy S ), (pressure P , volume V ), (magnetic field strength H , magnetization M ), (number of particles N , chemical potential µ ), and the total internal energy U . 1.2
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Ch1_review_thermal - PHYS 5510 Advanced Statistical Physics Ren-Bao Liu Department of Physics The Chinese University of Hong Kong [email protected]

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