# 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.