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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 813 - Quantum Statistical Mechanics (3cr.)

Credit(s): 3
Component: Lecture
Basic concepts of quantum statistical mechanics, density matrix, and quantum partition function. Ideal Bose and Fermi gases; Bose-Einstein condensation. Mean field and Landau theories of phase transitions; critical phenomena; introduction to renormalization group methods. Linear response theory and Boltzman equation. Interacting quantum many-particle systems.
Allowed Units: 3 Grading Basis: Student Option
Crosslisted: May be crosslisted with ELEG 813 . PREREQ: PHYS 616  
Course Typically Offered: Spring