FY828: Advanced statistical physics

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish, but English if international students are enrolled
EKA: N510032102
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn
Level: Master's level course approved as PhD course

STADS ID (UVA): N510032101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 09-05-2019


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Comment

The course is identical to the previous course titled FY802 (UVA N510004101). This means that if you have previously taken exam attempts in FY802, these attempts will be transferred to this new course.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in physics or equivalent degree; minor in Physics.

The course cannot be followed by students who have passed FY802.

Academic preconditions

Students taking the course are expected to have knowledge of thermodynamics and equilibrium statistical mechanics.

Course introduction

Insight into methods, models and phenomena in modern statistical physics.

The course builds on the knowledge acquired in a bachelor education in physics, in particular the course Thermal physics, and gives the knowledge basis needed for studying topics in physics of condensed matter that are placed later in the education.

Expected learning outcome

The learning objectives of the course is to make the student able to:
  • Apply relevant models of equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena in systems with many degrees of freedom
  • Apply relevant numerical methods
  • Validate and interpret the results of both simulations and theoretical analyses
  • Critically examine different levels of description for the same physical phenomenon

Content

The following main topics are part of the syllabus:
  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics: stochastic processes, master equations, irreversible thermodynamics, continuity equations, and transport coefficients. 
  • Critical phenomena and renormalization theory: 2nd order phase transitions, critical exponents and scaling at a critical point, renormalization and scale invariance, dynamical critical phenomena.

Literature

  • Principles of Condensed Matter Physics by P.M. Chaikin and T.C. Lubensky.


See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Exam element a)

Timing

Autumn

Tests

Oral exam

EKA

N510032102

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

Approved reports and assignments, A closer description of the exam rules will be posted under 'Course Information' on Blackboard.

ECTS value

10

Additional information

The exam takes a starting point in approved project reports written during the course.
Re-examination in the same exam period or in immediate extension.

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.

Indicative number of lessons

90 hours per semester

Teaching Method

At the faculty of science, teaching is organized after the three-phase model ie. intro, training and study phase.

Activities during the study phase:
  • Study of the teaching material
  • Exercises and projects

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Michael Andersen Lomholt mlomholt@memphys.sdu.dk Institut for Fysik, Kemi og Farmaci

Additional teachers

Name E-mail Department City
John Hjort Ipsen ipsen@memphys.sdu.dk Institut for Fysik, Kemi og Farmaci
Paolo Sibani paolo.sibani@sdu.dk Institut for Fysik, Kemi og Farmaci

Timetable

36
Monday
31-08-2020
Tuesday
01-09-2020
Wednesday
02-09-2020
Thursday
03-09-2020
Friday
04-09-2020
08 - 09
Class f
Forelæsning
09 - 10
Class f
Forelæsning
10 - 11
Class h1e
Undervisning
11 - 12
Class h1e
Undervisning
12 - 13
13 - 14
14 - 15
Class f
Forelæsning
15 - 16
Class f
Forelæsning
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Administrative Unit

Fysik, kemi og Farmaci

Team at Registration & Legality

NAT

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