PHYS 616 Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

Credits: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Edward R. Lyman

Thermodynamic laws and concepts; thermodynamic potentials, Legendre transformations, and Maxwell relations. Concepts of probability. Statistical mechanics concepts: microstates and macrostates; ensembles; partition functions; connections to thermodynamics. Many particle systems, equations of state, chemical potential, phase equilibria, phase transitions, Monte Carlo simulations in statistical physics.