**[Cr:4, Lc:2, Tt:2, Lb:0]**

- Review of thermodynamics. Equation of state, equilibrium and stability, Van der Waal gas, phase transitions, Laws of thermodynamics. Carnot engine, heat pump. Disorder and Entropy. Phase space. Probability density and functions of a random variable, Liouville Theorem.
- Microcanonical ensemble, Boltzmann probability. Canonical ensemble, partition function, Monoatomic ideal gas, virial theorem, energy fluctuations, collection of harmonic oscillators, statistics of paramagnetism, polyatomic gas. Grand canonical ensemble, density and energy fluctuations. Density matrix formalism. Examples.
- Quantum statistics. Indistinguishable particles, symmetric vs anti-symmetric wave function. Ideal Bose gas and ideal Fermi gas in quantum ensembles and thermodynamic properties, Blackbody radiation. Bose-Einstein condensation. Specific heat of solids. Pauli paramagnetism. Introduction to Phase transitions.

- R. K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, 02nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (1996).
- K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics, 02nd edition, Wiley (1987).
- L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz, Course in Theoretical Physics Vol. 5, 03rd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (1984).