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CODE 109117
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course proposes to develop the basic knowledge in statistical physics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Educational objectives are related to the problems of statistical physics of out-of-

equilibrium systems.

We will start with Callen's thermodynamics. The distinction will then be discussed

between slightly out-of-equilibrium systems, with Onsager's fundamental rules (symmetry

of the kinetic coefficients).





















































































































At this juncture we will study some fundamental problems: the Seebeck effect, the Peltier effect

Later Brownian motion, Boltzmann equation, linear response theory and

hydrodynamic problems

The aim of this course is to make students capable of tackling non-trivial problems in 

Statistical Physics.







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PREREQUISITES

Structure  of matter 1

TEACHING METHODS

I will follow a series of slides that i have written in the  past years.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

This course is an introduction to:

Thermodynamics

Linear thermodynamycs of irreversible processes

Thermoelectric effects

Brownian motion

Kinetic theory

Hydrodynamics

Coorrelations and linear resonses

Mean field theories and critical phenomena

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Forster "  Hydrodynamic Fluctuations, Broken Symmetry and

Correlation  functions"

Pottier "Out of equilibrium statistical physics"

Chaikin, Lubensky  " Condensed matter physics"

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICODEMO MAGNOLI (President)

ANDREA AMORETTI

PIERANTONIO ZANGHI' (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Towards the end of september.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral part. One  question decided by the student and a  second one decided by me.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment method will be given by the promptness to the first question and skill to the second one.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
30/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
20/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento

FURTHER INFORMATION

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