Statistical Mechanics, 5 credits
Academic year 2022/2023
Autumn 2022, 33%, Campus
Start date: 31 October 2022
End date: 15 January 2023
Application deadline: 19 April 2022
Application code: UU-13068 Application
Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed
Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.
Registration: 17 October 2022 – 30 October 2022
Entry requirements: Mechanics III (analytical mechanics), Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics and Quantum Physics or the equivalent.
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Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 10,833
Tuition fee, total: SEK 10,833
About the course
The course discusses how probability theory can be used to derive relations between the microscopic and macroscopic properties of matter. Thermodynamic potentials, Maxwell-Boltzmann distributions with applications on crystals and gases. Quantum statistics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, Bose-Einstein condensation. The basic theory for electrons in a metal. Transport phenomena.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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