Physics : Tools of finite temperature (relativistic) field theory. Thermodynamics, introducing bosonic and fermionic Euclidean path integrals. Pressure in a free theory, the perturbative expansion, thermal masses, and symmetry restoration. Schwinger-Keldysh contour path integral and its perturbative expansion. Collective phenomena such as dispersion corrections, plasma oscillations, Debye screening and Landau damping.
Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Prerequisite: PHYS 610.