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Math required for Statistical and solid state physics

  1. Nov 23, 2015 #1
    I have to take a graduate level statistical mech course and a solid state physics course next sem (starting in feb).As I will be dealing with these topics for the first time, I'd like to like to prepare myself for them by learning/revising the math involved in them. What are the mathematical methods that frequently appear in these subjects?
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2015 #2

    DrClaude

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    For statistical physics, I suggest a review of probability theory (including binomial coefficients, law of large numbers, central limit theorem). Knowing how to tackle Gaussian integrals is also important. A review of series expansions is also useful.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2015 #3
    Will I require tensor analysis, fourier series/transform and complex analysis? These are some of the things I am not quite in touch with.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2015 #4

    DrClaude

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    Not for statistical physics.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2015 #5

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    Probability
     
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