Course Descriptions

16:642:564 - Stat Mech II Non-Eq

Spring 2021 - Joel Lebowitz

Subtitle:

Statistical Mechanics !!

Course description:

The course will cover both deterministic and stochastic models of nonequilibrium phenomena. Topics will include: kinetic theory, transport processes, approach to equilibrium in closed systems, stationary states of systems in contact with reservoirs at different temperatures, stochastic lattice models of exclusion processes, the contact process (describing spread stochastic lattice models of exclusion processes, the contact process (describing spread of contagious diseases), the voter model, etc. The material will be developed mostly ab initio.

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Exact results in noneq.

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PREREQUISITES: Please contact me, lebowitz@math.rutgers.edu

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