Course Name 
Thermal and Statistical Physics 
Total Credits 
6 
Type 
T 
Lecture 
2 
Tutorial 
0 
Practical 
1 
Selfstudy 
0 
Half Semester 
N 
Prerequisite 

Text Reference 
References:
K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics, 2nd ed., John Wiley, 1987.
H.B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 2nd edn, John Wiley, 1985
F. Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, McGraw Hill, 1965. 
Description 
Review of thermodynamics: notion of equilibrium, equation of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic potentials and Maxwell`s relations. Phase space, ergodicity, Liouville’s theorem, microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, Boltzmann statistics and its applications to ideal gas. BoseEinstein and FermiDirac statistics, and their applications. 
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