PHY653: Physics of polymers

        [Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]

Course Outline

Introduction to polymers, coarse-graining in polymers. Brownian motion and stochas-tic processes, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, FluctuationDissipation theorem, Correlation and response functions,Fokker-Planck and Smoluchowski equation and its application. Interacting Brownian particleshydrodynamic interactions and its origin. Review of equi-librium statistical mechanicscanonical and microcanonical ensembles.

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