Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics|
This graduate course presents advanced topics in theory of relevance for current research in the department. The specific material varies each time the course is taught.
In Fall 2015, the course will survey structural and dynamic features of soft matter, with an emphasis on liquids. The physics of liquids is important from everything from "garden variety" liquids that are relatively well understood, to complex systems like polymer composites, films, biological membranes and gels. Students are expected to take initiative to question and analyze material in class.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PHYS213 AND PHYS214 AND PHYS324
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
J.-L. Barrat and J.-P. Hansen, BASIC CONCEPTS FOR SIMPLE AND COMPLEX LIQUIDS, P.G. Debenedetti, METASTABLE LIQUIDS
P.-G. de Gennes, SCALING CONCEPTS IN POLYMER PHYSICS
J.-P. Hansen and I. R. McDonald, THEORY OF SIMPLE LIQUIDS, R.A.L. Jones, SOFT CONDENSED MATTER, P. Nelson, BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS, H.E. Stanley, PHASE TRANSITIONS AND CRITICAL PHENOMENA
|Examination and Assignments: |
Bi-weekly problem sets and final project
|Instructor(s): Starr,Francis W. Times: ...W... 10:30AM-11:50AM; Location: SCIE216; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 17||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 11||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|