<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>Kinetics of Phase Transitions</title> </head> <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> <center> <h2>Kinetics of Phase Transitions</h2> </center> <p>All chapters are copyrighted by <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#107;&#108;&#101;&#105;&#110;&#64;&#98;&#117;&#46;&#101;&#100;&#117;">Bill Klein</a>, <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#104;&#103;&#111;&#117;&#108;&#100;&#64;&#99;&#108;&#97;&#114;&#107;&#117;&#46;&#101;&#100;&#117;">Harvey Gould</a>, and <a href="&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#116;&#111;&#58;&#106;&#97;&#110;&#116;&#64;&#107;&#122;&#111;&#111;&#46;&#101;&#100;&#117;">Jan Tobochnik</a>. They are not to be copied or distributed without contacting one of the authors.</p> <p>The notes are based on lectures by Bill Klein for <a href="https://www.bu.edu/link/bin/uiscgi_studentlink/1347546415?ModuleName=course_desc/start.pl&CourseKey=GRS%20PY%20747&KeySem=20133&BldgCd=&ClassCd=GRSPY747%20A1&TopicCd=">Physics 747</a>, Advanced Statistical Mechanics, Thursdays, 2 - 5 pm. Additional notes will be posted throught out the Fall 2012 semester. It is hoped that the notes will become the basis of a monograph on the Kinetics of Phase Transitions.</p> <ul> <li><a href="chapter1.pdf">Chapter 1</a>, "Phenomenological Theories of Nucleation." Updated 1 October 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter2.pdf">Chapter 2</a>, "Linear Theory of Evolution to an Unstable State." Updated 1 October 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter3.pdf">Chapter 3</a>, "Becker-Doring Theory and the Droplet Model." Updated 1 October 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter4.pdf">Chapter 4</a>, "The Landau-Ginzburg Free Energy as a Hamiltonian." Updated 1 October 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter5.pdf">Chapter 5</a>, "Nucleation Near Coexistence." Updated 29 October 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter6.pdf">Chapter 6</a>, "Clusters and Percolation." Updated 5 November 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter7.pdf">Chapter 7</a>, "Percolation and the Potts Model." Updated 5 November 2012.</li> <li><a href="chapter8.pdf">Chapter 8</a>, "Nucleation Near the Spinodal." Updated 15 November 2012.</li> </ul> <p>Please send us your comments and suggestions for improving the notes.</p> <small> Updated 15 November 2012. </small> </body> </html>