## Statistical Physics B

Lectures: Thursdays 16:15, room 1.38

Tutorials: Wednesdays 12:15, room 2.06

##### Important dates

Mid-term exam: Monday 21/11/2021, 09:15 - 13:00, room 1.02,

Final exam (written): Wednesday 01/02/2022, 09:15 - 13:00, room 1.02 [exam], [sketched solutions]

Final exam (oral): Monday, Tuesday 06-07/02/2022, from 09:15

Retake (written): Tuesday 21/02/2022, 09:15 - 13:00, room 1.03

Retake (oral): Wednesday 22/02/2022, from 09:15

##### Course outline

Here are the key concepts of the course. You might orient your preparations around them. During the oral exam I will ask you two questions from this list.

We follow "Statistical Mechanics" by R. K. Pathria and P. D. Beale. The numbering of section used below follows the third edition of the book. Here is its table of content.

 The statistical basis of thermodynamics Sections 1.1 - 1.6 Ensemble theory and the microcanonical ensemble Sections 2.1 - 2.5 The canonical ensemble Sections 3.1 - 3.9 (without "The method of mean values" of 3.2) The grand canonical ensemble Sections 4.1 - 4.7 Quantum statistics Sections 5.1 - 5.5 Simple gases Sections 6.2 and 6.3 Ideal Bose gas Sections 7.1, 7.3 and 7.4 Ideal Fermi gas Sections 8.1 - 8.3 Interacting systems Sections 10.1 - 10.3 (general idea + computations of the second virial coefficient) Phase transitions Sections 12.1 - 12.7, 12.10 and 13.2

Extra material: 3.10, 6.5, 7.2, 7.6, 8.4, 8.5, 9.

##### Tutorials
 Tutorial 1 (05.10.2022) Tutorial 2 (12.10.2022) Tutorial 3 (19.10.2022) Tutorial 4 (26.10.2022) Tutorial 5 (02.11.2022) Tutorial 6 (09.11.2022) Tutorial 7 (16.11.2022) Tutorial 8 (23.11.2022) Tutorial 9 (30.11.2022) Tutorial 10 (07.12.2022) Tutorial 11 (14.12.2022) Tutorial 12 (21.12.2022) Tutorial 13 (11.01.2023) Tutorial 14 (18.01.2023) Tutorial 15 (25.01.2023)

Notes on ultra-relativistic particles in the microcanonical ensemble.