Lecture
 Tuesday, Thursday 11:00  12:20 (20220901  20221208)
 Room BS M141
 Office hours: Tuesday 16:0017:00
 Course syllabus
 The course will cover the theoretical foundations of classical and quantum statistical
mechanics, which is one of the main pillars of theoretical physics.
This is done by introducing the microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles
and connecting them to thermodynamics, followed by an application to ideal quantum gases and classical phase transitions.
 Lecture Notes
 The material covered in the course is standard and can be found in a great number of excellent books.
Two examples that I like to use and that are available online through the University of Alberta library are:
 Schwabl  Statistical Mechanics
 Landau/Lifshitz  Statistical Physics, Part 1

