This course will be concerned with several aspects of phenomenological thermodynamics and statistical physics. After introducing the basics of both fields as well as the fundamentals of the common statistical ensembles both in a classical and in a quantum description, we will turn to more sophisticated topics on lattice models and irreversible dynamics.
Content of the lecture:
Elements of classical statistical physics
Elements of quantum statistical physics
G. Kluge and G. Neugebauer, Grundlagen der Thermodynamik (Springer)
K. Huang, Statistical mechanics (Wiley)
F. Schwabl, Statistical mechanics (Springer)
W. Nolting, Grundkurs theoretische Physik 6: Statistische Physik (Springer)