Shahid Beheshti University

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Advanced Statistical Mechanics (Fall 2021)

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Advanced course on statistical physics I (Fall 2021)

This course is devoted to advanced topics in statistical mechanics.

Link for class  https://vc15.sbu.ac.ir/class-4001161210501/

Link for my previous lectures on Computational Physics

Link for my previous lectures on Statistical Mechanics 1

Link for my previous lectures on Statistical Mechanics 2 (Khajeh Nasir Digital Library, SBU VPN needed)

Some topics to teach are as follows:

  • Thermodynamic Limit
  • Thermodynamical equilibrium
  • Observable quantities
  • Statistical ensembles
  • Classical statistical mechanics
  • Maxwell Boltzmann distribution 
  • Quantum  Statistics
  • BE & FD distributions
  • An introduction to effective theory and critical phenomena
  • Thermodynamics of early Universe

 

Other related courses
  • Researches methods course (Link)
  • Critical Phenomena and Phase transitions (Link)
  • Computational Physics (Link)
  • Data Analysis workshop (Link)
  • Data Sciences (Link)
  • Challenges in training and researches in Physics (Link)
Main References:

1- R.K. Pathria, "Statistical Mechanics"

2- M. Kardar, "Statistical Physics of Particles"

3- Greiner et. al., “Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics”

Other relevant References:

4- Reif, F., Fundamental of statistical and thermal physics, Waveland Press, 2009.

5- Reif, F., Statistical Physics (Berkeley Physics course-Volume 5), Macgraw-Hill Book company, 1967.

6- Kerson Huang, “Statistical Mechanics”, Johm Wiley and Sons.

7- Dalvit, Diego AR, Jaime Frastai and Ian Lawrie, "Problems on statistical mechanics", CRC Press, 1999.

8-  arXiv:1107.0568, “Lecture Notes in Statistical Mechanics and Mesoscopics”

9- STEPHEN J. BLUNDELL AND KATHERINE M. BLUNDELL ,”Concepts in Thermal Physics”.

10-  arXiv:0804.0747

11- arXiv:physics/0406120

 

 

Exams

  • First Midterm exam will be held on 1400.08.27 including a review on Thermodynamics (Chapters 1-4 Greiner) and Chapters 1, 2
  • Second Midterm exam will be held on 1400.09.25 including Chapters 3, 4 and 5
  • Final exam  including Chapters 6, 7 and 8

Some of my lectures (Click here)

Exercises:

# Set 1 (Download)

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