PHYS 6562

PHYS 6562

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

A broad, graduate level view of statistical mechanics, with applications to not only physics and chemistry, but to computation, mathematics, dynamical and complex systems, and biology. Some traditional focus areas will not be covered in detail (thermodynamics, phase diagrams, perturbative methods, interacting gasses and liquids).  

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Primarily for: graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: a high level of sophistication, equivalent to but not necessarily the same as that of a first-year physics graduate student (undergrad-level quantum, classical mechanics, and thermodynamics).

Comments Only a small portion of the course (roughly one and a half weeks) will demand a knowledge of quantum mechanics; students with no quantum background have found the rest of the course comprehensible and useful, if challenging.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4488

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4979PHYS 6562  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sethna, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
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