How to become a
GOOD Theoretical Physicist

Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics

  • The first, second and third laws of thermodynamics
  • The Boltzmann distribution
  • The Carnot cycle. Entropy. Heat engines
  • Phase transitions. Thermodynamical models
  • The Ising Model (postpone techniques to solve the 2-dimensional Ising Model to later)
  • Planck’s radiation law (as a prelude to Quantum Mechanics)