Resources and Materials

This site lists resources, materials and tutorials on methods related to the research of the SPP 2171.

Lecture "Introduction to Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics - Onsager's variational principle"
The lecture gives a basic introduction to phenomenological nonequilibrium thermodynamics with the aim to show how typical kinetic equations in gradient dynamics form (that are e.g., employed in Soft Matter science) are derived employing Onsager’s variational principle.

Lecture "Cahn-Hilliard-type phase-transition dynamics"
The lecture gives a basic introduction to the archetypical case of a conserved gradient dynamics, i.e., Cahn-Hilliard-type models as obtained in phenomenological nonequilibrium thermodynamics with the help of Onsager’s variational principle.

Lecture "Allen-Cahn-type phase-transition dynamics"
The lecture gives a basic introduction to the archetypical case of a nonconserved gradient dynamics, i.e., Allen-Cahn-type models as obtained in phenomenological nonequilibrium thermodynamics with the help of Onsager’s variational princi

Lecture "Introduction to Numerical Continuation"
The lecture introduces in a step-by-step manner the basic concept of pseudo arclength path-continuation in a form suitable for advanced Bachelor students, Master students and beginning PhD students of the natural sciences and other interested people.