**Statistical Mechanics.**

The goal of this
course is to teach students the fundamentals of statistical physics, both
classical and quantum. It will focus on the application of the methods to
specific physical problems and play down the justification part. In this sense
it is a statistical **physics** course. Briefly, the course will start with
the foundations of statistical mechanics and derivation of the laws of
thermodynamics and proceed to their applications to diverse simple physical
systems: ideal and slightly non-ideal classical and quantum gases, charged
gases. Then it will cover the basic physics of collective effects: phase
transitions, fluctuations, critical phenomena.

**For
the subjects of the past and coming lectures, homework assignments, additional
reading and all other information please see this.
**

- "Statistical Physics" (Volume V) by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
- "Statistical Physics I" by M. Toda, R. Kubo and N. Saito

More details and examples can be found in

- “A Modern Course in Statistical Physics” by L. E. Reichl