# STATISTICAL AND THERMAL PHYSICS, part II (TFYY83)

This is the second half of an introductory graduate course in
*Statistical and Thermal Physics* with the emphasis on the
basic concepts in equilibrium statistical physics and its connection
to classical thermodynamics. The formal prerequisite to attend the
course is the first part of the course, or any equivalent course.

The text book is *Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics,
Author: Federick Reif, ISBN: 978-1-57766-612-7*.
The second part of the course gives 7.5 ECTS credits and take place
during the spring of 2018. There will be approximately 10 lectures of
two hours each, normally one per week. The examination will be in the form
of mandatory homework problems and an oral exam at the
end of the course. This second part will cover chapters 9 - 15 in the
text book approximately and thus cover:
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Quantum statistics of ideal gases,
Systems of interacting particles,
Magnetism and low temperatures,
Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes,
Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation,
Near-exact formulation of transport theory,
Irreversible processes and fluctuations.
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## Schedule for the second part of the course, 2018

The first lecture of the second part of the course will take place in
January 2018. A schedule will be presented here closer to the start of
the course.
## A list of mandatory homework problems for the second part of the course, 2018,
will gradually appear below

## Examination of the second part of the course, 2018

To pass on the second part of the course **all** mandatory homework problems should
be solved correctly before the mandatory oral exam. The dead-line for the oral exam
will be late in the spring 2018. An exact date will be given later.

To register for the second part of the course, please, fill out the
electronic registration form.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me,
Peter Münger.

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Last modified: Thursday August 10, 2017 by
Peter Münger
<pemun@ifm.liu.se>
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