Academic Catalog

PHYS429 STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Course Code: 2300429
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 10.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Once in several years.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300210 | 2300300
The course set above should be completed before taking PHYS429 STATISTICAL MECHANICS .

Course Content

The macroscopic and microscopic states; statistical basis of thermodynamics; proba-bility concept; quantum and statistical nature of probability; elements of ensemble theory; macrocanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles quantum and classical statistics; Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein systems, and some other applications.