PHYS 7450X Statistical Mechanics

60 hours; 4 credits

Topics include Laws of Thermodynamics; Relationship between Statistics and Thermodynamics; Ensemble Theory; Microcanonical, Canonical, and Grand Canonical Ensembles; Quantum Statistics; Boltzmann Statistics, Fermi-Dirac Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Statistics; the ideal gas in the "classical" limit; Ising model; and Critical Phenomena.



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