8.334 Statistical Mechanics II

Class Info

Second part of a two-subject sequence on statistical mechanics. Explores topics from modern statistical mechanics: the hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories. Phase transitions and broken symmetries: universality, correlation functions, and scaling theory. The renormalization approach to collective phenomena. Dynamic critical behavior. Random systems.

This class has 8.333 as a prerequisite.

8.334 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019).

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 6-120.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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