PHYS 7550

Advanced Statistical Mechanics
(3 Credits)

An advanced treatment of phase transitions and critical phenomena in a variety of systems. Topics include solvable models, mean field theory, Landau theory, scaling laws, series methods, renormalization group methods, linear response theory, generalized rigidity. Not to be held with the former 016.719. [Prerequisite: PHYS 7540 (016.754) (C+) or consent of instructor.]