PHYS*7040 Statistical Physics

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Fall 2018

Calendar Description

Statistical basis of thermodynamics; microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles; quantum statistical mechanics, theory of the density matrix; fluctuations, noise, irreversible thermodynamics; transport theory; application to gases, liquids, solids.

Course Content

Mo/We 1:00 - 2:20pm
Main Link Room, MacN 101
First Lecture, Monday, September 10, 2018

Required Text:
Statistical Physics of Particles by M. Kardar (

Recommended Texts:
Statistical Mechanics by Pathria & Beale ISBN#0123821881 (Academic Press)
Statistical Mechanics by Huang, Kerson  ISBN: 9780471815181 ( 2nd ed. Wiley 1987)
Statistical Mechanics by Landau & Lifshitz ISBN#9780750633727 (Butterworth & Heinemann)

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