20314 Statistical Physics

Credits: 3 advanced credits in Physics

Prerequisites: Thermodynamics, Differential and Integral Calculus I (or Infinitesimal Calculus I), Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism and Modern Physics. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Linear Algebra I (or Linear Algebra for Natural Science Students), Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

Authors: Daniel Amit, Yosef Verbin

Objectives: To acquaint students with basic concepts of statistical mechanics; To introduce students to the principles of statistical mechanics and their application in physical and chemical systems; To discuss the relationship between laws of statistical mechanics and laws of thermodynamics.

Topics: The kinetic theory of gases; Statistical physics of paramagnetism; Statistical physics and thermodynamics; From ideal gas to photon gas; Of bosons and fermions.