Statistical Mechanics Spring 2019 Reference Page

Course Number: 
715
Instructor: 
Jeffrey Schmidt
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. Enroll Info: Physics 711, 531 & 415, or equiv
Prerequisites: 
Graduate/professional standing
Lecture Place and Time: 
WF 1:20-2:10pm & T 1:20-2:10pm & MWF 9:55-10:45am, 2223 Chamberlin Hall & 1407 Sterling Hall Hall & 2104 Chamberlin Hall
Final Exam Date and Time: 
Friday, May 10, 2019 12:25pm to 2:25pm
Textbooks: 
Statistical Mechanics, 3rd edition by R. K. Pathria, Paul D. Beale. Elsevier 2011, ISBN 0123821886
Designations
Honors section available
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