Exercise class
Advanced Statistical Physics Winter
Semester 20172018
 Lecture
 Prof. Johannes Berg
 Excercises
 Dr. Simone Pompei (pompei@thp.unikoeln.de)
Tutorials
 Handin
 Exercises are to be thrown into the mailbox in front of the theory institute.
 Reading
 Copies of the relevant book parts can be found in the library of the physics department (please ask Mrs. Ute Graffenberger).
Group  Time  Place  Tutor  

I  Monday 12^{00}13^{30}  SR II  Stephan Kleinbölting  skleinbo@thp.unikoeln.de 
II  Monday 16^{00}17^{30}  SR I  Nina Müller  nina.mueller@unikoeln.de 
III  Monday 17^{45}19^{15}  SR I  Ulrich Michel  um@thp.unikoeln.de 
IV  Monday 8^{00}9^{30}  0.02 New Building  Mara Villa  mvilla@unikoeln.de 
Problem sets
Exercise 1  Reading assignment from N.G. Van Kampen, Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry.  
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Exercise 2  Reading assignment from N.G. Van Kampen, Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry + Problem set 1  


Exercise 3  Problem set 2.  
Problem set: the exercise can be downloaded from here . The deadline to hand this exercise in is at the end of the exercise class on Monday 30/10/2017. The solutions will be discussed in the exercise class of Monday 6/11/2017. 

Exercise 4  Problem set 3.  
Problem set: the exercise can be downloaded from here . The deadline to hand this exercise in is at the end of the class lecture on Tuesday 7/10/2017. The solutions will be discussed in the exercise class of Monday 13/11/2017. 

Exercise 5  Reading assignment from N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on phase transitions and the renormalization group + Problem set 4  


Exercise 6  Reading assignment from M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Fields+ Problem set 5  


Exercise 7  Problem set 6.  
Problem set: the exercise can be downloaded from here . The deadline to hand this exercise in is at the end of the class lecture on Tuesday 28/11/2017. The solutions will be discussed in the exercise class of Monday 4/12/2017. 

Exercise 8  Reading assignment from M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Fields (2 weeks time) + Problem set 7  


Exercise 9  Problem set 8.  
Problem set: the exercise can be downloaded from here . The deadline to hand this exercise in is at the end of the class lecture on Tuesday 12/12/2017. The solutions will be discussed in the exercise class of Monday 18/12/2017. 

Exercise 10  Reading assignment from J. Cardy, Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics + Problem set 9  

Literature
 N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on phase transitions and
the renormalization group, Westview Press
 N.G. van Kampen, Stochastic Processes in Physics
and Chemistry, North Holland
 M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Fields,
Cambridge University Press
 J. Cardy, Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics,
Cambridge University Press
 M. Plischke and B. Bergersen, Equilibrium
Statistical Physics, World Scientific
 (in German) H. Römer and T. Fink, Statistische
Mechanik, VCH