Graduate Statistical Physics 1 (PHYS*7040)
Code and section: PHYS*7040*01
Term: Fall 2020
Instructor: Dmitry Pushin (UW)
Homework: every 2 weeks (roughly).
- Thermodynamics: Thermal equilibrium, the laws of thermodynamics.
- Probability Theory: Probability densities; central limit theorem; laws of large numbers.
- Kinetic Theory: Phase space densities; Liouville's theorem; the Boltzmann equation.
- Classical Statistical Mechanics: Microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles.
- Interacting Systems: Virial and cluster expansions; van der Waals theory.
- Quantum Statistical Mechanics: Quantization effects in molecular gases; phonons, photons; density matrix formulation.
- Identical Particles
- M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Particles.
- K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics.
- L.D. Landau & E.M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics.
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