Stat Mech Comp Lab (advanced stream)

This is the course homepage for the computational lab component. All the material for the course can be found here.

Course notes

The following are the lecture notes for the class. These will be posted shortly before each lecture.

  1. Stirling's Approximation, Paramagnetism, and Einstein Solids
  2. Maxwell Speed Distribution and Blackbody Radiation
  3. Einstein vs. Debye solids and Ferromagnetism
  4. Ising model and Metropolis Monte Carlo
  5. Critical Slowing Down, Wolff Sampling, and Perfect Sampling
  6. Continuous Phase Transitions, Critical Phenomena, and the Renormalization Group