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Statistical Mechanics

Lecturer:   Doron Cohen                     

Assistant:  
Dekel Shapira
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Exercises are listed by topic and are scheduled one week after the lecture.
On the average there are 2 class + 3 home exercises per week.


week
topic
source(*)
class exercises home exercises
1
Random variables
Quantum / Statistical states
Spectral functions
[1]
[2]
(0080)
0060
0150
0010
0020
0030
0050
0070
0105
0160
2 Canonical formalism
Thermodynamics
[3]
[4]
(2051)
(2052)
1817
2311
2351
2360
2040
2042
2050
2160
2170
3
Chemical Equilibrium
The grand canonical formalism
(the associated exercises concern quantum gases)
[5]


(2190)
(3555)
3336
3021
3550
3745
3009
3030
3040
3520
3540
3570
4
Ideal Gases - Boltzmann, Fermi, Bose
(the associated exercises concern chemical equilibrium)
[6]

4016
4211
4213
4441
4550
5
The kinetic description of a gas, Boltzmann
[17]
6030
6040
6050
6070





6
System with interactions,
Virial expansion,
Yang and Lee theorems.
[7]
5024
5811
5963
5955
5969
5010
7
Ising model and its variations. [8] 5651
5825
5645
5660
8
Phase Transitions -
Mean Field theory.
[9] 5713

5641
5732
5721
9
Critical behavior -
Field theory approach.
[10]






10

11
Fluctuations in equilibrium
Linear response theory
Fluctuation-Dissipation relation
[11]
[12]
[13]
(7050)
7010
7040
7020

12
System+Bath paradigm
Langevin Equation
Fokker-Planck Equation
Quantum Master Equations 
[15]
8034
8481
8483
8490
8025
8032
8484
8492
13
Nonequilibrium processes
Fluctuations out of equilibrium
[20]








Additional exercises (optional)


2320
2340
4015
4215
6010
6020

Previous years exams 2002
2003
2004
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

2160 3040 5641
2170 4215 5660
2041 3042 8032
2351 4213 8025
2041 3042 8034
2160 5980 8484
2050 5645 8490
5660 6020 7010
3022 5811 7010
  (*) Sections in the lecture notes