CURRENT SEMESTER

PHASE TRANSITIONS AND CRITICAL PHENOMENA
Spring 2018


There are many textbooks. One of the skills to be learned in graduate school is to use many books. Therefore, we will not follow any one particular book. We will take bits and pieces from more or less every one of the books listed below.

Perhaps even more importantly, there are many subjects which are not covered in any textbooks (not yet!), therefore, we will have to study many original papers.

D. J. Amit, V. Martin-Mayor
Field Theory, the Renormalization Group, and Critical Phenomena
World Scientific, 2006

P. M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky
Principles of condensed matter physics
Cambridge University Press, 1995

C. Domb
The Critical Point
Taylor & Francis, 1996

N. Goldenfeld
Lectures on phase transitions and the renormalization group
1992

M. Kardar
Statistical physics of fields
Cambridge university Press, 2007

L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz
Statistical Physics, Part 1 (Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5)
Butterworth-Heinemann; 3 edition, 1980

S.-K. Ma
Modern theory of critical phenomena
Westview, 2000

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SOME PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT CLASSES

NON EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Spring 2018


There are many textbooks, but we will not follow any one particular book. We will take bits and pieces from more or less every one of the books listed below.

And, we will have to study some original papers.

S.R. de Groot, P. Mazur
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics
Dover Publications, 1984

M.Doi
Soft Matter Physics
Oxford University Press, 2013

E.M.Lifshitz, L.P.Pitaevskii
Physical Kinetics
Butterworth-Heinennan, 1981

N.G. van Kampen
Stochastic processes in physics and chemistry
Elsevier, 2007

C. Gardiner
Stochastic methods
Springer, 2009

D. J. Evans, G. Morriss
Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Liquids
AIP Press, 1994

Class syllabus, in pdf format
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GRADUATE STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Spring 2016

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SOFT MATTER PHYSICS 1
Fall 2016

Polymer Physics


There are many good textbooks. One of the skills to be learned in graduate school is to use many books. Therefore, we will not follow any one particular book. We will take bits and pieces from more or less every one of the books listed below.

M.Rubinstein, R.Colby
Polymer Physics
Oxford University Press, 2003

M.Doi, S.F.Edwards
The Theory of Polymer Dynamics
Oxford University Press, 1986

P.-G. de Genness
Scaling Concepts in Polymer Physics
Cornell University Press, 1979

T.Witten
Structured Fluids
Oxford University Press, 2004

J. des Cloizeaux, G.Jannink
Polymers in Solution
Clarendon Press Oxford, 1990

A.Y.Grosberg, A.R.Khokhlov
Statistical Physics of Macromolecules
AIP Press, 1994

A.Y.Grosberg, A.R.Khokhlov
Giant Molecules
World Scientific, 2010

Class syllabus, in pdf format
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NON-EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS
Fall 2015