**
PHYSICAL KINETICS**

(12 Lectures )

__Lecture 1.__*Liouville theoreme, distribution fucntion and the*
*Boltzmann equation. Hypothesis of molecular chaos
and collision integral.*
*Examples of electron collisions in solids. Detailed
ballance. Maxwell,*
*Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions.*

__Lecture 2.__*Tau-approximation
for collision integral. Diffusion*
*equation, linear responce, conductivity and the Einstein
relations.*
*Magnetoresistance, the Hall effect and thermo-power
for electrons in*
*metals.*

__Lecture 3.__*Derivation of Hydrodynamics
from Kinetics. Kinetic*
*coefficients of atomic gases*

__Lecture 4. __*Self-consistent field and
collision-less dynamics for*
*plasma. Plasma oscillations and the Landau damping.*

__Lecture 5. __*Diffusion approximation for
the Boltzmann*
*equation. Fokker-Plank equation for heavy particle
in a gas of light*
*particles. Hot electrons in semiconductors and weakly
ionized*
*plasma. Electron temperature, current-voltage characteristics,
the energy*
*relaxation rate.*

__Lecture 6.__*Coulomb collisions in plasma.
Landau collision integral*
*for the Coulomb scattering. Heat tranport from
electrons to*
*ions. Running away.*

__Lecture 7.__*Boundary problem for kinetic
equation. Normal and*
*anomalous skin-effect.*

__Lecture 8.__*Kinetics of cascade processes.
An example: `ballistic`*
*phonons in dielectrics. Non-local phonon thermo-conductivity.*

__Lecture 9.__*BBGK hierarchy of kinetic
equations. Fluctuation of*
*the distribution function. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium*
*noises. Example: Noise of hot electrons in semiconductors.*

__Lecture 10. __*Kinetics of first order
phase transition. Nucleation and*
*Coalescence. Lifshits-Sleozov scaling.*

__Lecture 11.__*Quantum kinetics. Wigner
function and kinetic*
*equation. Magnetic resonance. Bloch equation. Longitudinal
and transverce*
*relaxation rates. Examples. Non-linearity, saturation.
Hyperfine*
*interaction of Overhauser effect.*

__Lecture 12. __*Non-equlibrium superconductivity.
Kinetic*
*equations. Charge imbalance. Penetration of electric
field in*
*superconductors. Collective excitations.*

**APPEDICES**

**Appendix 1.**
*Rarified Gases*

**Appendix 2.**
*Gases of rotating molecules.*

**Appendix 3.**
*Plasma in Magnetic Field. Collision-less Hydrodynamics.*
*Waves and Instabilities. Modification of Collision
Integral in*
*Magnetic Field*

**Appendix 4.**
*Sound attenuation in metals. Non-linear attenuation*

**Appendix 5.**
*Kinetics of spin magnetization in metals*

**Appendix 6.**
* Kramers' Problem of escape from a Trap*

**Appendix 7.**
*Instabilities*

**Appendix 8.**
*Chemical Kinetics and Fluctuations*

**Appendix 9.**
*Keldysh Diagrammatics.*

**Appendix 10.**
*Long Time Tails and Crisis of Classical Kinetics*