SS 2013 WS 2012
SS 2012
SS 2011 WS 2011
Department of Physics
open chemistry
KVL / Klausuren / MAP 1st HS: 09.04  2nd HS: 21.05  sem.br.: 16.07  begin WS: 13.10

4020120124 Critical Phenomena  VVZ 

VL
Tue 11-13
weekly NEW 15 3'101 (24) Martin Hasenbusch
UE
Mon 13-14
14-day NEW 15 3'101 (24) Martin Hasenbusch

Digital- & Präsenz-basierter Kurs

Aims
Understanding of the renormalization group;
Acquaintance with elementary field-theoretic methods
Requirements
Acquaintance with statistical physics
Structure / topics / contents
-phenomenology of phase transitions
-lattice models: Ising model, Heisenberg model
- exactly solvable models, mean-field
approximation
- Ginzburg-Landau theory
- real space renormalization group
- perturbation theory, field theoretic methods
- epsilon-expansion
- Kosterlitz-Thouless phase transition
- out of equilibrium phenomena
Assigned modules
P22.2 P22 P23.1
Amount, credit points; Exam / major course assessment
3 SWS, 5 SP/ECTS (Arbeitsanteil im Modul für diese Lehrveranstaltung, nicht verbindlich)
Credit points are granted for solving the
example sheets. Modul P22.2:
Oral or written exam (depending on the number of
participants.)
Contact
Martin Hasenbusch, Newtonstr. 15 Raum 1'419
Literature
John Cardy. Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics. Cambridge University Press
Igor Herbut. A Modern Approach to Critical Phenomena. Cambridge University Press
Daniel J. Amit and Victor Martin-Mayor. Field Theory, the Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena. World Scientific
M. Le Bellac. Quantum and Statistical Field Theory. Oxford University Press
J. Zinn-Justin. Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena. Oxford University Press
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