Statistical Mechanics I

CAS PY 541

Probability theory. Ensembles. Steepest descent methods. Paramagnetism, ideal gas, Einstein model, adsorption isotherms. Thermodynamics, Maxwell relations, heat capacity. Bose and Fermi gases. Electrons in metals, white dwarf stars, black-body radiation, phonons, Bose-Einstein condensation. Interacting systems, virial expansion, Van der Waals gas. Phase transitions: mean-field theories, spin systems.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Klein PRB 150 TR 9:30 am-11:00 am
A1 Klein SCI B58 W 5:00 pm-6:00 pm

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