Statistical Physics

PHYS 51700


PHYS 34200, PHYS 51000, and PHYS 51500 or equivalent.

Laws of thermodynamics; Boltzmann and quantum statistical distributions, with applications to properties of gases, specific heats of solids, paramagnetism, black-body radiation, and Bose-Einstein condensation; Boltzmann transport equation and transport properties of gases; and Brownian motion and fluctuation phenomena.