PHYS 813 Quantum Statistical Mechanics

Credits: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Branislav K. Nikolic
Instructor(s): 
Henry R. Glyde

Basic concepts of quantum statistical mechanics, density matrix, and quantum partition function. Ideal Bose and Fermi gases; Bose-Einstein condensation. Mean field and Landau theories of phase transitions; critical phenomena; introduction to renormalization group methods. Linear response theory and Boltzman equation. Interacting quantum many-particle systems. Spring only