Instructor: Dmitry Pushin
Time: Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 2:20pm
Location: EIT 2053
Course start date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Course Content:

Statistical basis of thermodynamics; ensemble theory; quantum statistical mechanics; fluctuations, correlations and response; application to gases, liquids, solids; phase transitions

Required Text:

Statistical Physics of Particles by M. Kardar (

Recommended Text:

Statistical Mechanics by Pathria & Beale ISBN#0123821881 (Academic Press)

Statistical Mechanics by Huang, Kerson  ISBN: 9780471815181 ( 2nd ed. Wiley 1987)

Statistical Mechanics by Landau & Lifshitz ISBN#9780750633727 (Butterworth & Heinemann)