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8.334 Statistical Mechanics II

8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields (Spring 2014, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Mehran Kardar. This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in this class, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Topics from modern statistical mechanics are also explored, including the hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Collective Behavior from Particles to Fields


Lecture 01 - Collective Behavior from Particles to Fields, Part 1
Lecture 02 - Collective Behavior (cont.); The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, Part 1
Lecture 03 - The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, Part 2
Lecture 04 - The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, Part 3
Lecture 05 - The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, Part 4
Lecture 06 - The Scaling Hypothesis, Part 1
Lecture 07 - The Scaling Hypothesis, Part 2
Lecture 08 - The Scaling Hypothesis, Part 3
Lecture 09 - Perturbative Renormalization Group, Part 1
Lecture 10 - Perturbative Renormalization Group, Part 2
Lecture 11 - Perturbative Renormalization Group, Part 3
Lecture 12 - Perturbative Renormalization Group, Part 4
Lecture 13 - Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 1
Lecture 14 - Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 2
Lecture 15 - Series Expansions, Part 1
Lecture 16 - Series Expansions, Part 2
Lecture 17 - Series Expansions, Part 3
Lecture 18 - Series Expansions, Part 4
Lecture 19 - Series Expansions, Part 5
Lecture 20 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 1
Lecture 21 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 2
Lecture 22 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 3
Lecture 23 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 4
Lecture 24 - Dissipative Dynamics
Lecture 25 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 5
Lecture 26 - Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, Part 6

References
8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields, Spring 2014
Instructor: Professor Mehran Kardar. Lecture Notes. Assignments (no solutions). Exams (no solutions). Basic principles are examined in this class, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy.