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Statistical Physics

  • Number of credits 4.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

Admitted to the course

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About the course

The course begins with a review of basic concepts in statistical physics, including the probability theory. Canonical ensemble and concepts such as partition functions and state density are introduced. The course continues with a review of the theory of large canonical ensemble and its applications. Particular emphasis is placed on particle systems in specific single particle states and in the Bose-Einstein, Planck and Fermi-Dirac distribution functions. Properties of degenerate Bose gases and Fermi gases are derived. Concepts and phenomena such as photon gas, black body radiation, Fermi energy and Bose-Einstein condensation are addressed. The course concludes with a review of the classic border, Maxwell's speed distribution and the equation partition theorem.

Application and eligibility

Statistical Physics, 4.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


16 January 2023


26 February 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Thermodynamics, or equivalent. Quantum Mechanics 1, or equivalent.

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 10,710

Total fee

SEK 10,710

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Course is given by
The Department of Physics
Contactperson for the course is:
Claude Dion