Mechanics, World Scientific. [2] R.K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, Butterworth. [3] K. Huang, Meccanica Statistica, Zanichelli (available also in English). K. Huang, Meccanica Statistica. Zanichelli, Cerca nel catalogo; L. Peliti, Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell. Princeton, Cerca nel catalogo; J. Yeomans. Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings). K. Huang, Meccanica Statistica. Zanichelli, Cerca nel catalogo; L. Peliti, Statistical Mechanics in a .

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The criteria used to verify the knowledge and skills acquired are: Textbooks and optional supplementary readings. Peliti, Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell. Give now Alma orienta Job placement. Ginzburg criterium and upper critical dimension. Software or applications used. Please note that some topics may vary Spontaneous symmetry breaking for continuous symmetry. Questions will cover both the theoretical part and the exercises analysed in class. Some classes will be devoted to exercises that students will solve under the teacher’s supervision.

Critical points, order parameters and critical exponents. See the website of Elisa Ercolessi.

After completing the course the student should be able to understand and explain the basic concepts and the use of advanced techniques in statistical mechanics. Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Course Timetable from Sep 25, to Dec 20, Search Course unit catalogue.


The formalism of second quantization for the description of many body systems.

Statistical Mechanics 1 / — University of Bologna

The second part of the exam will be oral and will be based on a discussion on the various topics discussed in class. The course is organized in lectures whose contents are zaniche,li on the blackboard, sometimes with the help of images, diagrams and videos.

Analytical tools to solve spins model in 1D, transfer matrix formalisms. Office hours See the website of Elisa Ercolessi.

31552 – Statistical Mechanics 1

In short the contents of the program can be summarised as follows: Foundations of Quantum Statistical Mechanic s – Review of quantum mechanics: Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, Butterworth. Teaching and learning strategies.

At the end of the course, the student knows the statistical laws that rule the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems with a high number of particles and is able to describe the principal applications to both classical and quantum gases and to magnetic systems. Peliti, Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell.

Some note of the course will be available. Scaling theory and Kadanoff block spin argument. Phase transitions and spontaneous symmetry breaking. Statistical Mechanics course given at the third year of the laurea triennale Thermodynamics. Second cycle degree courses. Thermodynamics of phase transitions. Moodle files, quizzes, workshops, Assessment methods Oral exam.


During the lectures will be presented and solved some standard problems for this course. Theoretical topics are fully explained in class by the teacher. Teaching Mode Traditional lectures. Information on the course unit. Lecturing Questioning Problem solving Loading of files and pages web pages, Moodle, First cycle degree courses.

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Scaling theory and renormalisation group techniques for critical phenomena. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Thermodynamics of phase transitions. Enrolment, transfer, and final examination Degree Programmes Course unit catalogue Professional masters PhD programmes Specialisation Schools Postgraduate vocational training programmes Summer meccanicaa winter schools International Education Projects Teacher training Transversal competencies and other learning opportunities.

Critical points, order parameters and critical exponents. Entropy-energy argument and the lower critical dimension. Yeomans, Statistical mechanics of Phase transitions. Information on the course unit. Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Statistical Mechanics Target skills and knowledge: Course contents We will study the theoretical bases zaanichelli classical and quantum statistical mechanics.

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