# Physics 715 Spring 2014 Reference Page

Course Number:

715

Instructor:

Andrey Chubukov

Level:

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

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