PHYCS 498NSM Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Spring 1999
Instructor: Professor Klaus Schulten

General Course Information

Instructor: Professor Klaus Schulten
Office: Room 313 Loomis
phone: 244-1604
Office hours: to be defined
Grader:  Alexander Balaeff 
Office: Room 3121 Beckman Institute
phone:  244-1612
Office hours: By appointment 
Location: Loomis Lab, Room 136
Time: 1:30-2:50 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Course Web Site:
Course Requirements: Suited for physics graduate students with background in mathematical methods, e.g., Physics 411, 412, in Statistical Mechanics and Quatum Mechanics, e.g., Physics 462, 480, or equivalent knowledge; basic computer skills, e.g., to use Mathematica and the Physics computer workstations, are necessary.
Homework: There will be about 7 homework sets and a project, which can be chosen from suggestions by the instructor or suggested by students.
Recommended texts:
  1. C.W. Gardiner ``Handbook of Stochastic Methods'' (Springer, 1983)
  2. C.W. Gardiner ``Quantum Noise'' (Springer, 1991)
  3. N.G. van Kampen ``Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry'' (2nd ed., North-Holland, 1992)
  4. P. Wilmott, S. Howison, and F.J. Dewynne ``The Mathematics of Financial Derivatives'' (Cambridge U. Press, 1995)
  5. R. Kubo, M. Toda, N. Hashitsume ``Statistical Physics II'' (2nd ed., Springer, 1995)
  6. R.N. Bhattacharya and E.C. Waymire ``Stochastic Proceses with Applications'' (Wiley, 1990)
  7. H. Gould and J. Tobochnik ``Computer Simulation Methods II'' (Addison-Wesley, 1987)
  8. M.P. Allen and D.J. Tildesley ``Computer Simulation Methods'' (Clarendon Press, 1987)
  9. D. Frenkel and B. Smit ``Understanding Molecular Simulations / From Algorithms to Applications'' (Academic Press, 1996)
Lecture notes: Will be provided through the Course Web site.
Grading: The grading will be based equally on the homework sets and the project.

Course Outline

This document was last modified on 02/05/00 by Klaus Schulten