Honours Statistical and Condensed Matter Physics (6304NSC)

This course covers advanced statistical mechanics and topics in condensed matter physics of relevance to current research. Revision of equilibrium microcanonical, canonical and grand ensembles; information theoretic approach; quantum statistics and Bose condensation; interacting systems; perturbation theory, normal modes, mean field theory; ferromagnetism; kinetic theory and hydrodynamics; density matrix; Kubo time-dependent quantum-statistical linear response theory; fluctuation-dissipation theorem; master equation; advanced topics in condensed matter physics that may vary from year to year.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Nathan Semester 2

Course Attributes

Restricted: Course must be listed in Program

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
18 July 2022
Last date to add a course
31 July 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
15 August 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
18 September 2022
Restriction: Student must be enrolled in one of the following programs: 1330 BSc Advanced Hons (Physics), 2112 B Science with Honours (Physics)

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (46383) Open Weeks 1 - 4, Mid-Trimester Break, 5 - Exam week Course attendance and other requirements will be provided via Course Profile and/or Learning@Griffith.