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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
PHYS
6310
Statistical Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Fall 2017
4
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Classical and quantum statistics. Gibbs paradox, microscopic origins of entropy and other thermodynamic variables, fluctuations, ensemble theory, partition functions, distribution functions, density matrices. Applications include the harmonic oscillator, magnetic systems, ideal Fermi–Dirac and Bose–Einstein systems, blackbody radiation, phonons. Renormalization group, phase transitions and critical phenomena. Permission of the department graduate advisor required prior to enrollment. Corequisite: PHYS 6330.
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