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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
This course focuses on those topics in statistical mechanics of interest to scholars in many fields. Topics include random walks and emergent properties; temperature and equilibrium; phase space dynamics and ergodicity; entropy; free energies; quantum statistical mechanics; calculation and computation; order parameters, broken symmetries, and topology; correlations, response, and dissipation; abrupt phase transitions; and continuous phase transitions, fractals, and the renormalization group. Taught in conjunction with the graduate course PHYS 6562, this version is advised for undergraduates and interested graduates outside of Physics.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: some sophistication with calculus and introductory physics.
Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: PHYS 6562
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- MWF Clark Hall 294D
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
Students whose schedule of required classes prevents them from enrolling in open components of this class should join the waitlist at www.physics.cornell.edu/waitlist.
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