Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 422: Statistical Mechanics for Applications

Quarter Offered

Fall : MWF 11:00-11:50am ; S. Lichter


Modeling of systems with emergent behavior. The course has two components: (1) basic and intermediate statistical mechanics, and (2) application of the course methods to a case study, chosen from topics to include: dynamics of polymers, including proteins and nucleic acids; molecular machines; pattern formation, including turbulence and phyllotaxis; geomorphology; conflict including warfare, terrorism and revolution; and economics.