Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Physics of Fields

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Lecture 1
Collective Behavior, from Particles to Fields Part 1
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Collective Behavior, from Particles to Fields Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces the principles of collective behavior from particles to fields, including Phonons and Elasticity.
Lecture 2
Lec 1 (continued); The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 1
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Lec 1 (continued); The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of the principles of collective behavior from particles to fields, and introduces the Landau-Ginzburg Approach.
Lecture 3
The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 2
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The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, including Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking and Goldstone Modes.
Lecture 4
The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 3
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The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 3
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, including Scattering and Fluctuations, Correlation Functions and Susceptibilities, Comparison to Experiments.
Lecture 5
The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 4
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The Landau-Ginzburg Approach Part 4
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of The Landau-Ginzburg Approach, including Gaussian Integrals, Fluctuation Corrections to the Saddle Point, The Ginzburg Criterion.
Lecture 6
The Scaling Hypothesis Part 1
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The Scaling Hypothesis Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces the Scaling Hypothesis, including the Homogeneity Assumption, Divergence of the Correlation Length, Critical Correlation Functions and Self-similarity.
Lecture 7
The Scaling Hypothesis Part 2
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The Scaling Hypothesis Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of The Scaling Hypothesis, including the Renormalization Group (Conceptual), and the Renormalization Group (Formal).
Lecture 8
The Scaling Hypothesis Part 3
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The Scaling Hypothesis Part 3
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion of The Scaling Hypothesis, including the Gaussian Model (Direct Solution), The Gaussian Model (Renormalization Group).
Lecture 9
Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 1
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Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including the Expectation Values in the Gaussian Model, Expectation Values in Perturbation Theory, Diagrammatic Representation of Perturbation Theory, and Susceptibility.
Lecture 10
Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 2
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Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including Perturbative RG (First Order).
Lecture 11
Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 3
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Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 3
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including Perturbative RG (Second Order), and the ε-expansion.
Lecture 12
Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 4
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Perturbative Renormalization Group Part 4
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including the Irrelevance of Other Interactions and comments on the ε-expansion.
Lecture 13
Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 1
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Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including Lattice Models, and Exact Treatment in d=1.
Lecture 14
Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 2
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Position Space Renormalization Group, Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces the Perturbative Renormalization Group, including the Niemeijer-van Leeuwen Cumulant Approximation and the Migdal-Kadanoff Bond Moving Approximation.
Lecture 15
Series Expansions Part 1
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Series Expansions Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces Series Expansions, including Low-temperature Expansions, High-temperature Expansions, and Exact Solution of the One Dimensional Ising Model.
Lecture 16
Series Expansions Part 2
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Series Expansions Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Series Expansions, including Self-duality in the Two Dimensional Ising Model and Dual of the Three Dimensional Ising Model.
Lecture 17
Series Expansions Part 3
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Series Expansions Part 3
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Series Expansions, including Summing over Phantom Loops.
Lecture 18
Series Expansions Part 4
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Series Expansions Part 4
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Series Expansions, including Exact Free Energy of the Square Lattice Ising Model.
Lecture 19
Series Expansions Part 5
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Series Expansions Part 5
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Series Expansions, including Critical Behavior of the Two Dimensional Ising Model.
Lecture 20
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 1
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 1
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including the Non-linear σ-model.
Lecture 21
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 2
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 2
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including Topological Defects in the XY Model.
Lecture 22
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 3
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 3
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including Renormalization Group for the Coulomb Gas.
Lecture 23
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 4
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 4
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including Two Dimensional Solids and Two Dimensional Melting.
Lecture 24
Dissipative Dynamics
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Dissipative Dynamics
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar introduces Dissipative Dynamics, including Brownian Motion of a Particle.
Lecture 25
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 5
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 5
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including Equilibrium Dynamics of a Field and Dynamics of a Conserved Field.
Lecture 26
Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 6
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Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures Part 6
In this lecture, Prof. Kardar continues his discussion on Continuous Spins at Low Temperatures, including Generic Scale Invariance in Equilibrium Systems, Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Open Systems, and Dynamics of a Growing Surface.