Spring 2018

 

PHY 442 Statistical Mechanics

 

Physics and Probability

Entropy and Thermodynamics

Canonical Ensemble

Grand Canonical Ensemble

Statistical Physics of Bosons and Fermions

Phase Transitions

 

Textbooks:

Robert H. Swendsen, "An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics," Oxford University Press, 2012

Leonard M. Sander, "Equilibrium Statistical Physics", 2013