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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.
Textbook
                            ['Statistical Mechanics by R.K. Pathria 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill)']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY452H1
session
winter
year of study
4th year
time and location
24L: LEC0101: MW12, Room: MP134, In Person LEC9101: MW12, On line Synchronous At this time, the University has not made a final decision about course delivery for the Winter 2021 term. The Faculty of Arts & Science will be updating Winter term course delivery information based on public health guidelines.
instructor

Delivery Methods

In Person

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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