Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields

Course Description

This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in this course, 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.

Copyright Information

Mehran Kardar. 8.334 Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields, Spring 2014. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 4 Apr, 2016). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields
A digitally modified image of a sand dune, which served as the inspiration for the cover of Prof. Kardar's textbook Statistical Physics of Fields. (Image by Mehran Kardar)
Not yet rated

Video Lectures & Study Materials

Visit the official course website for more study materials: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-334-statistical-mechanics-ii-statistical-physics-of-fields-spring-2014/

# Lecture Play Lecture
1 Collective Behavior, from Particles to Fields Part 1 Play Video
2 Lec 1 (continued); The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 1 Play Video
3 The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 2 Play Video
4 The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 3 Play Video
5 The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 4 Play Video
6 The Scaling Hypothesis Part 1 Play Video
7 The Scaling Hypothesis Part 2 Play Video
8 The Scaling Hypothesis Part 3 Play Video
9 Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 1 Play Video
10 Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 2 Play Video
11 Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 3 Play Video
12 Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 4 Play Video
13 Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 1 Play Video
14 Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 2 Play Video
15 Series Expansions Part 1 Play Video
16 Series Expansions Part 2 Play Video
17 Series Expansions Part 3 Play Video
18 Series Expansions Part 4 Play Video
19 Series Expansions Part 5 Play Video
20 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 1 Play Video
21 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 2 Play Video
22 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 3 Play Video
23 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 4 Play Video
24 Dissipative Dynamics Play Video
25 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 5 Play Video
26 Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 6 Play Video

Comments

There are no comments. Be the first to post one.
  Post comment as a guest user.
Click to login or register:
Your name:
Your email:
(will not appear)
Your comment:
(max. 1000 characters)
Are you human? (Sorry)
 
Disclaimer:
CosmoLearning is promoting these materials solely for nonprofit educational purposes, and to recognize contributions made by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to online education. We do not host or upload any copyrighted materials, including videos hosted on video websites like YouTube*, unless with explicit permission from the author(s). All intellectual property rights are reserved to MIT and involved parties. CosmoLearning is not endorsed by MIT, and we are not affiliated with them, unless otherwise specified. Any questions, claims or concerns regarding this content should be directed to their creator(s).

*If any embedded videos constitute copyright infringement, we strictly recommend contacting the website hosts directly to have such videos taken down. In such an event, these videos will no longer be playable on CosmoLearning or other websites.