Course

Statistical Mechanics

Class

Senior

Prerequisites

Thermodynamics

TextBook

  • F.Reif, "Fundamentals of Statistical And Thermal Physics", McGraw Hill (65)
  • L.E.Reichl, "A Modern Course in Statistical Physics", 2nd ed., Wiley (1998)

Topics

1st Semester:
  • Elementary Statistical Methods
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Basic Thermodynamics
  • Basic Statistical Mechanics
  • Equilibrium Between Phases
  • Quantum Statistics

2nd Semester:

  • Many Particle System
  • Magnetism & Superconductivity
  • Kinetic Theory & Transport
  • Relaxation Time Approximation
  • Boltzmann Equation
  • Irreversible Processes & Fluctuations

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