Course details of EP 413 - Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Course Name Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 2
Tutorial 0
Practical 1
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference R. L. Liboff, Kinetic Theory : Classical, Quantum, and Relativistic Descriptions, Prentice Hall, 1990. R. Kubo, M. Toda and N. Hashitsume, Statistical Physics Vol. II, Non Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Springer Verlag, 1985. J. M. Yeomans, Statistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions, Clarendon Press, 1994.
Description Classical distribution functions, Liouville equation, one particle distribution function, Vlasov equation, Wigner distribution function, Linear Dielectric Response, Boltzmann equation, Transport equations, Hydrodynamic equations. Fluctuations, Brownian motion, Langevin and Fokker-Planck equations, Master equations, Auto-correlation functions. Spectral analysis, Fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Onsager relations. Phase transitions and critical phenomena.
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