# PHY471 - Statistical Physics, Spring 2007

In this course, we will first introduce the fundamental postulates and concepts in modern statistical physics and establish a connection of these concepts to the concepts in thermo-dynamics. We will also cover some basic tools in quantum statistical mechanics and phase transitions based on Ginzberg-Landau theory and renormalization group theory.

### Level

**Undergraduate**

### Instructor

**Professor Mahn Soo Choi, Ph.D.**

Department of Physics, Korea University

E-mail. choims@korea.ac.kr

Phone. +82-2-3290-3100

### Course Description

In this course, we will first introduce the fundamental postulates and concepts in modern statistical physics and establish a connection of these concepts to the concepts in thermodynamics. We will also cover some basic tools in quantum statistical mechanics and phase transitions based on Ginzberg-Landau theory and renormalization group theory.

**Course Web Page. ****http://iff.korea.ac.kr/SP-2007A/**

### Course Structure

75 minute long classes, twice weekly