0621303: Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Spring/Summer 2019

Course Info
Class rules
Important dates
Study Materials
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Physics Department
Contact Instructor
Qijin Chen
#406 Jiao-12
Yuquan Campus
8795-3694 (O)
Xin Wan
#516 Jiao-12
Yuquan Campus
8795-3694 (O)

When and Where:

Fridays 9:50-12:15 at Teaching Bldg. 12-423, Yuquan Campus


Xin Wan (Teaching Bldg. 12-516)
Qijin Chen (Teaching Bldg. 12-406)


Advanced statistical physics is one of the basic courses for graduate students. The course starts from a review of basic ideas in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The main topics are phase transitions, quantum statistical mechanics and applications.


Quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics

Reading List:

  • [EB] E. Brezin, Introduction to Statistical Field Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • [NG] N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group, Westview Press, 1992.
  • [MK] M. Kardar, Statistical Physics of Particles, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • [WDM] W. D. McComb, Renormalization Methods, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • [MS] D. C. Mattis and R. H. Swendsen, Statistical Mechanics made Simple, 2nd ed., World Scientific, 2008.

Last updated on April 5, 2019 by WAN Xin