This is a graduate level course. You need to solve both analytic and numeric problems and do some simulations. If you have little or no background in programming, don’t worry! It’s a good point to begin this journey!

  • The line of Teaching:
    1. A quick review of Thermodynamics
    2. Concepts of Probability
    3. Microcanonical, Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles
    4. Magnetic Systems

Here are the main references that we follow through the semester:

  1. Statistical Mechanics 3rd Edition by R K Pathria, Paul D. Beale
  2. An Introduction to Thermal Physics 1st Edition by Daniel V. Schroeder
  3. Statistical Physics of Particles 1st Edition by Mehran Kardar

Special Topics

  1. Introduction to Critical Phenomena
  2. Ising Models
  • You can have a quick review of the basic concepts of Thermodynamics by reading this note.
  • We recommend watching Leonard Susskind and John Preskill courses on Statistical Mechanics. ‌Both of these courses are available on the internal network of SBU. Susskind’s videos are also available on aparat, see here.

Exercises

Set 1:

Files:
ِYou can find this set’s questions here.

Deadline
Mehr 13th, 1398


set 2:

Files:
You can find this set’s questions here.

Deadline
Mehr 22th, 1398

set 3:

Files:
You can find this set’s questions here.

Deadline
Aban 4th, 1398