8.334: Statistical Physics II (Spring
Link for lecture recording from 2/17 on zoom
Link for lecture recording from 2/17 on Panopto
Introduction & Course Organization
- Novel collective
behavior emerges from interactions
of simple degrees
- Mathematical expression of collective behaviors, typically
by scaling forms,
is independent of microscopic details.
- Such universality is
best described by Statistical
Field Theories constructed on the basis of simple principles,
such as symmetry.
- Perturbation theory and Renormalization
group are some of the tools used for analyzing these field
- The topics discussed in the course are listed in the syllabus.
- All information pertaining to this course will be posted to the web-site
I. Collective behavior,
from Particles to Fields
- Phonons & Elasticity
- Phase transitions
8.334 lec1- last update 2/18/21 by M.