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

    Location: Uppsala

    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.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

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Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21