PHYS 498NSM Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Fall 2003

General Course Information

Instructor: Klaus Schulten
Office: Room 313 Loomis
phone: 244-1604
Office hours: Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm
Location: Room 144 Loomis
Time: Monday and Wednesday 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.
Course Web Site:
Course Requirements: There are no formal prerequisites for this graduate level course. However, some basic knowledge of Mathematical Methods (e.g., Physics 411, 412), of Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics, (e.g., Physics 462, 480), and some basic computer skills (e.g., knowledge of a programming language, or how to use Mathematica) will be very useful.
Homework: There will be six 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. H. Risken ``The Fokker-Planck Equation'' (Springer, 1984)
  3. C.W. Gardiner ``Quantum Noise'' (Springer, 1991)
  4. N.G. van Kampen ``Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry'' (North-Holland, 1992)
  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 on the homework sets and the project.

This document was last modified on 08/28/03 by Klaus Schulten