Course details of EP 320 - Statistical Physics

Course Name Statistical Physics
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 2
Tutorial 0
Practical 1
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Text Reference Books:1)Statistical Physics, Mc Graw Hill by F. Reif.2)Statistical Mechanics, Second Edition by R K Pathria.3)Statistical mechanics (2ed., John Wiley) by K. Huang.4)Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity (Oxford University Press), by James P. Sethna.Freely download from
Description 1) Random walk, gaussian statistics and diffusion.2) Statistical ensembles: a)phase space, ergodicity, microcanonical ensemble, Liouville`s theorem, Ideal-gas. b)canonical ensemble, partition function c)grand-canonical ensemble,equivalence of ensembles, 3) Quantum statistical Mechanics: density matrix, Bolzmann,Bose & Fermi statistics.4) Fermi gas: high and low temp limits, electrons in magnetic field, para and diamagnetism.5) Bose gas: black body radiation, phonons, B.E. condensation.
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