Course details: PY541


Probability theory. Ensembles. Steepest descent methods. Paramagnetism, ideal gas, Einstein model, adsorption isotherms. Thermodynamics, Maxwell relations, heat capacity. Bose and Fermi gases. Electrons in metals, white dwarf stars, black-body radiation, phonons, Bose-Einstein condensation. Interacting systems, virial expansion, Van der Waals gas. Phase transitions: mean-field theories, spin systems.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Klein PRB 148 TR 9:30 am-10:45 am
A1 Klein PRB 148 W 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

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