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.

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