**Description: **
Brief review of thermodynamics. Canonical/Grand Canonical
ensembles. Applications to Perfect Gas and one dimensional
Ising Model. Non Ideal Gas, the cluster expansion and virial
coefficients. Quantum statistical mechanics. Fermi Dirac and
Bose Einstein statistics for non-interacting particles.
Applications: Fermi Dirac Gas, Bose Einstein Condensations.
Chemical Reactions. Applications to Astrophysics. Interacting
particles and introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Temperature
Greens Functions. Quasiparticles. Applications of these ideas
to Superfluidity, Phase Transitions, Landau Theory.
Ideas of Symmetry Breaking. Linear Response Theory.

**Textbooks:**

- L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Statistical Physics
- K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics
- W. Griener, L. Niese and H. Stocker, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
- S.K. Ma, Statistical Mechanics
- L.E. Reichl, A Modern Course in Statistical Physics

Oct 26, 2001

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