Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Statistical Mechanics (PHYS 472 / ENPH 472)

Course Information:

Instructor: K. S. Narayanan
Next Session: Fall 2017
 

Prerequisites: PHYS 313, PHYS 344 (ENPH 344), PHYS 372 (ENPH 372)
Exclusions: 

Description:

Phase space, the ergodic hypothesis and ensemble theory. Canonical and grand canonical ensembles. Partition functions. Ideal quantum gases. Classical gases and the liquid vapour transition. Introduction to techniques for interacting systems, including Monte Carlo simulations.  

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Tutorial: 0.5

Academic Units (ENPH 472)

Mathematics: 0
Natural Sciences: 31
Complementary Studies: 0
Engineering Science: 11
Engineering Design: 0

 

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