- Module code: MP461
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 1
- Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
- Coordinator: Joost Slingerland (THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
Partition functions (simple sub-systems, ideal gas, simple solids, ferro-magnet, Ising model). Micro-canonical and grand canonical ensembles. Phase transitions and critical phenomena. Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Bose-Einstein condensation (superconductors and super-fluids). Information theoretic approach to entropy and partition function.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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