8.334: Statistical Physics II (Spring
Link for lecture recording from 2/22 on zoom
Phase diagrams of a simple ferromagnet
Coarse-grain to Landau-Ginzburg "Hamiltonian"
Saddle point integration (one variable)
- Mean-field approximation
- Critical exponents in mean-field
- Continuous symmetry breaking and Goldstone modes
- Breakdown of spontaneous symmetry breaking in low dimensions
8.334 - last update 2/22/21 by M.