Physics 420
Statistical Physics II
Spring 2020
J. A. Sauls


Lectures Notes

  • 4/6/2020: Lecture 1 - Brownian Motion, Random Walk and Diffusion [PDF]
  • 4/8/2020: Lecture 2 - Langevin's Theory of Brownian Motion [PDF]
  • 4/13/2020: Lecture 3 - Fluctuations, Dissipation and Brownian Noise [PDF]
  • 4/20/2020: Lecture 4 - Fokker-Planck Theory of Stochastic Processes [PDF]
  • 4/22/2020: Lecture 5 - Diffusion, Fokker-Planck Equation & Integral Transforms [PDF]
  • 4/27/2020: Lecture 6 - Diffusion, Reaction-Diffusion Systems & Intro to Boltzmann Theory [PDF]
  • 5/1/2020: Lecture 7 - Boltzmann Transport in Dilute Gases, Drude Conductivity [PDF]
  • 5/4/2020: Lecture 8 - Boltzmann Theory for Degenerate Fermi Systems [PDF]
  • 5/4/2020: Diffusion Limited Aggregation Simulation of a Random Solid - Silica Aerogel [MOV View with VLC]
  • 5/6/2020: Lecture 9 - Boltzmann Theory for Degenerate Fermi Systems II [PDF]
  • 5/8/2020: Lecture 10 - Charge and Heat Transport in Degenerate Fermi Systems - Wiedemann-Franz Law [PDF]
  • 5/13/2020: Lecture 11 - Quantum Statistical Mechanics - Part I [PDF]
  • 5/15/2020: Lecture 12 - Quantum Gases - Bose-Einstein Condensation [PDF]
  • 5/20/2020: Lecture 13 - Bose-Einstein Condensation - Long Range Order [PDF]
  • 5/22/2020: Lecture 14 - Bose-Einstein Condensation - Broken Symmetry [PDF]
  • Reference Notes

  • 4/8/2020: Useful formulae involving Gamma Functions [PDF]
  • 4/22/2020: Chapter 4 - Integral Transforms, Matthews and Walker, Methods of Mathematical Physics [PDF]
  • 5/6/2020: Notes on the Ground State of Degenerate Fermi Gases [PDF]