Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

MSNE 510 - SCALING CONCEPTS IN MATERIALS

Long Title: SCALING CONCEPTS IN 2D MATERIALS AND POLYMER PHYSICS
Department: Materials Science & NanoEng
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: The course is an introduction to symmetry breaking, scaling and universality in low dimensional materials and polymers. Using simple models as examples, the course addresses 2D crystals and melting, surface roughening, scaling properties of polymers, phase transitions and the mean field approach. It then goes over to explain how renormalization works in condensed matter, and how it gives rise to universality. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MSNE 401