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Fall 2019
Dec 03, 2020
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PHYS 513 - Phase Trans & Non-Eqm St Mech
 The course will focus on consequences of fluctuations and correlations in statistical mechanics, in and out of equilibrium. Topics will include spatial and temporal fluctuations and correlation functions; phase transitions in interacting systems (magnets, liquids, liquid crystals); scaling and critical exponents in phase transitions; the renormalization group; dynamical linear response theory and Fluctuation-Dissipation relations; stochastic dynamics; dissipative processes; Jarzynski and work relations; non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluctuating hydrodynamics; Green-Kubo formalism; applications such as the time-dependent Ginzburg Landau equation, Models A, B, H, coarsening during phase separation, and active matter. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Physics Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

Prerequisites:
PHYS 507

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