

When and Where:
Fridays 9:5012:15 at Teaching Bldg. 12423, Yuquan Campus
Instructor:
Xin Wan (Teaching Bldg. 12516)
Qijin Chen (Teaching Bldg. 12406)
Description:
Advanced statistical physics is one of the basic courses for graduate students.
The course starts from a review of basic ideas in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
The main topics are phase transitions, quantum statistical mechanics and applications.
Prerequisites:
Quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics
Reading List:
 [EB] E. Brezin, Introduction to Statistical Field Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
 [NG] N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group, Westview Press, 1992.
 [MK] M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Particles, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
 [WDM] W. D. McComb, Renormalization Methods, Oxford University Press, 2004.
 [MS] D. C. Mattis and R. H. Swendsen, Statistical Mechanics made Simple, 2nd ed., World Scientific, 2008.
Last updated on April 5, 2019 by WAN Xin

