Learning Outcomes
It is expected that the students will understand the statistical nature of the the thermodynamic - and more general physical- phenomena. They will learn the three basic statistics (microcanonical, canonical, grandcanonical distributions), as well as their applications to physical systems.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Thermal equilibrium, Isolated systems, Postulates of statistical physics.Microcanonical, Canonical and Grandcanonical ensembles.Applications: Ideal classical gas, Heat capacity of solids, Paramagnetic solids, Ideal quantum gas, Black-Body radiation, Fermi-Dirac statistics, Electron gas, Bose-Einstein statistics, Bose condensation.