STATISTICAL PHYSICS

STATISTICAL PHYSICS

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Code
61867
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PHYSICS)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The main objective of the course is to to teach the fundamentals of statistical physics of out of equilibrium systems.  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Verify and stimulate the basic knowledge on statistical physics. To take on recent arguments in the simplest possible context so to stimulate interest for the recent deveopments of statistical mechanics.

PREREQUISITES

Structure of matter 1

Teaching methods

Traditional

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) The canonical and grancanonical ensemble

2) Phase transitions

3) Mean field theories

4) Scaling exponents

5) An introduction to the renormalization group

 

 

6) An example: spin diffusion

7) Formal properties of correlation functions

8) The normal fluid

9) The Brownian motion

10) Symmetry breaking

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference textbooks are:

Forster-Hydrodynamics fluctuations, broken symmetry and correlation functions

Chaikin, Lubensky - Principles of condensed matter physics

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The teacher meets with students on tuesday and on wednesday from 14 to 16.

Exam Board

NICODEMO MAGNOLI (President)

PIERANTONIO ZANGHI'

ANDREA AMORETTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Traditional

ORARI

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STATISTICAL PHYSICS

EXAMS

Exam description

The oral exam is conducted by the main teacher and by another expert and it lasts from twenty to forty minutes.
 


 

Assessment methods

There are a fixed number of questions (the same for all students) that focus on the exam program so the commission can judge the preparation of the student and its autonomy.