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Module STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Module code: MP461
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
International: Yes
Coordinator: Joost Slingerland (THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
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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.

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