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PHY452H1Statistical Mechanics

Course Title PHY452H1
Session winter
Year of Study 4th year
Time and Location 24L: MW12, Room: tba

Anton  Zilman
MP503
416-978-4946

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Official Description

Classical and quantum statistical mechanics of noninteracting systems; the statistical basis of thermodynamics; ensembles, partition function; thermodynamic equilibrium; stability and fluctuations; formulation of quantum statistics; theory of simple gases; ideal Bose and Fermi systems.

Prerequisite: PHY252H1, PHY256H1
Co-requisite: n.a.
Exclusion: PHY480H1
Recommended preparation: n.a.
  BR=5 DR=SCI
Textbook Statistical Mechanics by R.K. Pathria 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill)