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PHY2315H S SPECIALIZED
Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Official description

  1. Collective modes, Importance of Symmetries and Dimensionality
  2. Introduction to phase transitions and critical phenomena
  3. Ginzburg-Landau theory, Mean-field theory, Critical Exponents
  4. Goldstone modes and the lower critical dimension
  5. Fluctuations and the upper critical dimension
  6. Universality and self-similarity, Scaling hypothesis
  7. Kadanoff's heuristic renormalization group and exponent identities
  8. Perturbation theory, diagrammatic expansion
  9. Wilson's momentum space renormalization group, epsilon expansion,

Wilson-Fisher 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 11-1
instructor

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