The main objective of the course is to to teach the fundamentals of statistical physics of out of equilibrium systems.
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.
Structure of matter 1
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
Reference textbooks are:
Forster-Hydrodynamics fluctuations, broken symmetry and correlation functions
Chaikin, Lubensky - Principles of condensed matter physics
Ricevimento: The teacher meets with students on tuesday and on wednesday from 14 to 16.
NICODEMO MAGNOLI (President)
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The oral exam is conducted by the main teacher and by another expert and it lasts from twenty to forty minutes.
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.