Statistical Mechanics 2019

Welcome to graduate level Statistical Mechanics! 

Lecture notes:
 - Lec. 1:
Introduction to the Gibbs ensemble
 - Lec. 2: Entropy and Relative Entropy.
                   Mathematica notebook: stochastic simulations of the QHO.
 - Lec. 3: Density Matrices (updated on 23/09).

Problem sets:
Problem set 1. Deadline: 24/09. (Error in problem 5 corrected on 20/09). 

Course information:

Course starts on the 10th of September and ends on the 29th of November.

Lectures hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 am to 12 pm. 

Room: 2022 (211-C). 

Tutoring (monitoria): 

  - Tutor: Bruno Ortega Goes. 
  - Hours: Mondays and wednesdays, from 13 to 14:30. 
  - Place: Ed. Alessandro Volta, Bloco C.  Either in room 102
                (Bruno’s office) or in room 109 (Seminar room). 

Grading: based only on problem sets (around 5 of them in total). 

Recommended books:

 - R. Feynman, Statistical Mechanics: a set of lectures.
 - S. Salinas, Introdução à física estatística.
Nielsen and Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information.
S. Sachdev, Quantum Phase Transitions.
A. Altland and B. Simons, Condensed Matter Field Theory.
- Thermodynamics in the quantum regime. 
Editors: F. Binder, L. A. Correa, C. Gogolin, J. Anders and G. Adesso. 

 © Gabriel Teixeira Landi 2018