PHYS 334 Statistical Physics

The laws of thermodynamics; applications of thermodynamics; basic probability concepts; elementary kinetic theory; classical microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles; classical ideal gas; equipartition of energy; quantum mechanical ensembles; ideal Fermi and Bose systems; black body radiation, phonons, the electron gas; magnetism; introductory nonequilibrium statistical physics. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 6, Prerequisite: MATH 242 and PHYS 212 and PHYS 242.

Autumn Semester (Balazs Hetenyi)

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