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Ph.D. Course - Fysik 711B  Fall semester 1998 
Lecture:  13:15 - 15:00 thu  
Øvelser: 10:15 - 12:00 fri 
Aud. C - NBI Blegdamsvej 
Aud. B - NBI Blegdamsvej
Start: Thursday, 3 Sept 1998  in Aud. C 
Graduate level introduction to recent developments in the statistical mechanics of irreversible processes, and the ways in which theory of chaotic dynamical systems is influencing our understanding of the fundations of statistical mechanics, the transport theory in particular. The emphasis is on deriving macroscopic transport properties of large systems from the underlying microscopic dynamics.  The course is aimed at M.Sci. students, Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in physics, physical chemistry and mathematics. 

  • Boltzmann equation.
  • Hydrodynamics, Brownian motion.
  • Langevin, Fokker-Planck equations.
  • Liouville equation.
  • Poincare recurrence theorem.
  • Green-Kubo time correlation method.
  • Linear response, correlations.
  • Transport, Onsager reciprocity.
  • Transport coefficients and chaos.
  • Deterministic diffusion.
  • Far-from-equilibrium steady states.
  •  Arnold's cat by Leon Poon 
    J. Robert Dorfman From Molecular Chaos to Dynamical Chaos Classical and Quantum Chaos
    P. Gaspard Chaos, Scattering and Statistical Mechanics

    TEACHING METHOD: Two lectures (Predrag Cvitanovic and Carl P. Dettmann) and a 2-hour problem sets session (Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi) per week. Homework sets and a term project (afloesningsopgave), censor Per Dahlqvist. For  previous projects, consult .

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