PHY2315H S SPECIALIZED
Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Official description
 Collective modes, Importance of Symmetries and Dimensionality
 Introduction to phase transitions and critical phenomena
 GinzburgLandau theory, Meanfield theory, Critical Exponents
 Goldstone modes and the lower critical dimension
 Fluctuations and the upper critical dimension
 Universality and selfsimilarity, Scaling hypothesis
 Kadanoff's heuristic renormalization group and exponent identities
 Perturbation theory, diagrammatic expansion
 Wilson's momentum space renormalization group, epsilon expansion,
WilsonFisher fixed point
 Textbook

['Reference Books:', 'N. Goldenfield, Lectures on Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group.', 'M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Fields']
 course title
 PHY2315H S SPECIALIZED
 session
 winter
 group
 specialized course
 time and location

F 111
 instructor