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PHY452H1
Statistical Mechanics

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, PHY356H1
Co-requisite
n.a.
Exclusion
PHY480H1
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY452H1
session
winter
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101, LEC2001, LEC7001, LEC9101: MW12, On line Synchronous Lectures will be delivered synchronously via Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Students can ask questions during the lectures by writing in the “chat" window or by using using the "microphone”. For select Lectures recordings will be made available for students in advance to view asynchronously (announced in advance).
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
Asynchronous
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.