8.08 Statistical Physics II
Probability distributions for classical and quantum systems. Microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials. Conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogenous and heterogenous systems. Applications: non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases; mean field theories for real gases, binary mixtures, magnetic systems, polymer solutions; phase and reaction equilibria, critical phenomena. Fluctuations, correlation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulae. Evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations.
8.08 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by L. Fu.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Wednesdays and Fridays in 26-322.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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