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PHYS 472 Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 472  Statistical Mechanics  Units: 3.00  

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.

Requirements: Prerequisite (PHYS 213 or PHYS 313) and PHYS 344 and PHYS 372. Exclusion CHEM 412.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science