Physics 217, The Renormalization Group, Winter 2016

Professor: John McGreevy
Office: 5222 Mayer Hall
mcgreevy at
Office Hours: Tuesdays after lecture, or by appointment. 

Homework and solutions
Lecture notes -- WARNING: these lecture notes are superceded by the 2018 version.
Administrative stuff
Announcements Date
Please submit a course evaluation for our RG class before Monday, March 14 at 11:59 PM. The link is here. 2016.03.03
I posted a draft of the second homework. I will likely revise the second problem a little bit before Thursday. 2016.01.18
I posted the first homework. By the way, the picture at the bottom of this page is a javascript which depicts the period-doubling route to chaos in a simple example discovered by Feigenbaum. We'll get there this quarter. 2016.01.05
Welcome to the RG course. 2015.12.11

Text: My lecture notes. For more reading material, please see the administrative handout.

Lecture: TTh 2:30-4:00pm, in Mayer Hall Addition 2623.