Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Instructor: Professor V. Balakrishnan, Department of Physics, IIT Madras. Thermal fluctuations, Langevin dynamics, Brownian motion and diffusion, Fokker-Planck equations, linear response theory, fluctuation-dissipation relations, the Boltzmann equation, critical phenomena, scaling and critical exponents. (from nptel.ac.in)
|Lecture 19 - Fokker-Planck Equations (Part 3)|
Stationary solution of the Smoluchowski equation. Thermally-assisted escape over a potential barrier. Kramers' escape rate formula. Diffusion in a constant force field: sedimentation.
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