Statistical Mechanics Spring 2018 Reference Page

Course Number: 
715
Instructor: 
Jeffrey Schmidt
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: 
Graduate or professional standing
Lecture Place and Time: 
MWF 9:55-10:45am, 2104 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Friday, May 11, 2018 10:05am to 12:05pm
Textbooks: 
Statistical Mechanics, 3rd edition by R. K. Pathria, Paul D. Beale. Elsevier 2011, ISBN 0123821886
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