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### Syllabus of the course: * Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics *

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, offered by the Department of Physics.

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Code | Φ-648 |
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Type | B |

ECTS | 5 |

Hours | 4 |

Semester | Spring |

Instructor | G. Tsironis |

Program | ... |

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Goal of the course | This course is aimed at graduate students with emphasis in non-equilibrium phenomena of statistical mechanics. In particular, the scope of this course is to study stochastic phenomena, Brownian motion, Fokker-Planck equation, kinetic approach-Boltzmann equation, irreversibility and arrow of time. |

Syllabus | 1.Introduction to stochastic processes – Fluctuation theory 2.Brownian motion, Langevin Equations, Fokker-Planck Equations 3. Linear response theory, fluctuation-dissipation theorems, Onsager relations 4. Kinetic Theory and Boltzmann equation 5. Master equations, Quantum Dynamics 6. Irreversibility and H-Theorem |

Bibliography | 1.”Statistical Mechanics” – R. K. Pathria (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1996) 2.“Elementary Statistical Physics”, C. Kittel, J. Wiley and Sons (1958). 3. Statistical Mechanics, K. Huang, Wiley, New York (1963) 4. “Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics”, R. Zwanzig, Oxford University Press (2001). 5 “Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics”, R. Kubo, M. Toda, and N. Hashitsume, Springer-Verlag (1985). |

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