Course details: PY541

Syllabus

 

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 2020 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Chamon FLR 104 TR 9:30 am-10:45 am
A1 Chamon STH 625 W 4:40 pm-5:30 pm

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