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PY 721 Statistical Physics I 3. Prerequisite: PY 401, PY 413.

Basic elements of kinetic theory and equilibrium statistical mechanics, both classical and quantum; applications of the techniques developed to various ideal models of noninteracting particles.

PY 722 Statistical Physics II 3. Prerequisite: PY 721.

A continuation of PY 721, with emphasis on the static and dynamic properties of real (interacting) systems. Topics including equilibrium theory of fluids and linear response theory of time-dependent phenomena.