Physics 715 Spring 2014 Reference Page

Statistical Mechanics
Course Number: 
715
Semester:
Spring
Year:
2014
Student Type: 
Graduate
Course Description: 
Statistical foundations, Liouville's theorem, ensembles, classical and quantum distribution functions, entropy and temperature, connection with thermodynamics, partition functions, quantum gases, non-ideal gases, phase transitions and critical phenomena, non-equilibrium problems, Boltzmann equation and the H-theorem, transport properties, applications of statistical mechanics to selected problems.
Prerequisites: 
Physics 711, 531 & 415, or equivalent
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 9:55-10:45am, 2223 Chamberlin Hall
Instructor: 
Andrey Chubukov
Final Exam Place Time: 
Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:25pm to 2:25pm
Textbooks:
Statistical Mechanics, 2nd edition by K. Huang
Statistical Physics by L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz
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