Igor Boettcher

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
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iboettch@ualberta.ca

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Theoretical Physics Condensed Matter Theory Quantum Field Theory


Research



Courses

PHYS 310 - Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory

Temperature: heat, work, and the first law of thermodynamics; entropy and the second law, enthalpy, Helmholtz and Gibbs free energy; thermodynamic equilibrium criteria; Maxwell's relations, phase transitions; elementary kinetic theory of gases. Prerequisites: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, or PHYS 130. Pre- or corequisite: MATH 209 or 215 or 317 or equivalent.


PHYS 530 - Statistical Mechanics

Fundamentals of classical and quantum statistical mechanics, with selected applications.


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