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PHY2315H S specializedAdvanced Statistical Mechanics

Course Title PHY2315H S specialized
Session spring
Year of Study 1st year
Time and Location Time: TBA
Room: TBA

Yong Baek  Kim
MP1016
416-978-5193

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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