Advanced Statistical Physics: Course Contents (PHY6004)
Course Contents
Introduction, Review of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, Empirical equations of state, Ideal gas laws, Van der Wall’s equation, Critical phenomena, Hugoniot equation, MieGruneisen equation, Canonical and grand canonical ensembles, partition function, connection with thermodynamics, fluctuations. minimization of free energy, noninteracting,
Quantum statistics: thermal wavelength, identical particles, Fermi and Bose statistics, pressure, entropy, free energy, equation of state,
Fermi gas; noninteracting Bose gas, Paramagnets, Ising model, Approximate methods, Thomas Fermi model, Fermi gas at low temperatures, application to electrons in solids
The Bose gas: photons, phonons, Debye specific heat, BoseEinstein condensation, equation of state, liquid helium. The order parameter, Broken symmetry, Ising spin model, Ginsburg Landau theory, meanfield theory, critical exponents.
Text Books

Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics byCall Number: 530.13 REIISBN: 9789380663142Publication Date: 2010

Statistical physics berkeley physics course byCall Number: 530.1595 REIISBN: 9780070667327Publication Date: 1967



Statistical physics byCall Number: 530.13 RAMISBN: 9789351110538Publication Date: 2016Published by : Random Publications
E Books

by Michael V. Sadovskii,
Michael Efroimsky,
and Leonard Gamberg
Publisher: De Gruyter 
by Soumyajyoti Biswas,
Purusattam Ray,
and Bikas K. Chakrabarti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 
by
Tomoyasu Tanaka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 
An Entropic Approach
by Ian Ford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 
by R K Pathria
and Paul D. Beale
Publisher: Elsevier Science