Feb 09, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

PHYS 663 - Statistical Physics I


Classical and quantum distribution functions, entropy and temperature, connection with themodynamics; partition function, quantum gases, nonideal gases; Boltzmann equation and the H-theorem; fluctuation and transport phenomena; phase transitions and critical phenomena, non-equilibrium problems, scaling and critical behavior; introduction to renormalization group methods.

Prerequisites & Notes
CRQ: PHYS 561, PHYS 563, PHYS 660, or consent of department.

Credits: 3