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lecture 24
BEC in laser cooled atomic gases, classical spin models, constant magnetization vs constant magnetic field ensembles
HW 5 due

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lecture 25
broken symmetry and phase transitions in the thermodynamic limit, Ising phase diagram

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lecture 26
meanfield solution of the Ising model, critical exponents

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lecture canceled

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lecture 27
meanfield solution and critical exponents continued, Maxwell construction, Landau theory of phase transitions
makeup lecture 9:40 10:55 am in BL 375

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lecture canceled

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lecture 28
Landau theory continued, critical exponents, specific heat, exact solution of one dimensional Ising model
HW 6 due
last day of classes

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lecture 29 supplemental
Fluctuations and diverging length scale at a 2nd order critical point, LandauGinzburg theory, correlation functions, upper and lower critical dimensions
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