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**DIFFUSION, TRANSPORT AND NON-EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL
MECHANICS**

Physics D60-0-20 |
Winter quarter 1998 |

Tue 9:00 - 10:30 Tech 3823Thu 10:30 - 12:00 Tech L313 |
Expected Enrollment: 3-10 |

**COURSE DESCRIPTION:**
Graduate level introduction to recent work on the statistical
mechanics of irriversible processes. Insights developed in the dynamical
systems theory are influencing our understanding of the fundations of statistical
mechanics and transport theory in particular. The emphasis is on deriving
macroscopic transport properties of large systems from
the underlying microscopic dynamics.

Arnold's
cat, graphics by Leon
Poon

- Linear response, correlations.
- Hydrodynamics, Brownian motion.
- Langevin, Fokker-Planck equations.
- Boltzmann equation.
- Liouville equation.
- Poincare recurrence theorem.
- Green-Kubo time correlation method.
- Transport, Onsager reciprocity.
- Transport coefficients and chaos.
- Deterministic diffusion.
- Far-from-equilibrium steady states.

The course is aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in physics, chemistry, applied and pure mathematics.

**TEXT: ** Course will be partially based on
J. Robert Dorfman's
*From Molecular Chaos to Dynamical Chaos*,
the *Classical and Quantum Chaos: A Cyclist Treatise* lecture
notes, available on ChaosBook.org,
and the forthcoming *Chaos, Scattering and Statistical Mechanics*,
(Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 1997) by Pierre Gaspard. Weekly homework
sets.

**TEACHING METHOD: ** Two lectures per week

**EVALUATION: ** Homework sets, midterm and a final examination

**START: ** Tuesday, January 6 1998 in Tech 3823, with detailed schedule
available on
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*ChaosBook.org/~predrag/NUcourses/D60-sched.html* . Lecture
topics will be described weekly by e-mail. Please subscribe to the course
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