PHYS 212: Statistical Mechanics
Topics include: General principles of statistical mechanics including microcanonical, macrocanonical and grand canonical ensembles, fluctuations and equilibrium. Thermodynamics including Legendre transforms and Maxwell relations, fluctuations and stability and Landau theory. Quantum statistical mechanics including Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics.
Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.
Fall 2019 course scheduling information
Spring 2020 course scheduling information
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