Course data
Course name: Statistical Physics 2
Neptun ID: BMETE15MF73
Responsible teacher: Gergely Zaránd
Department: Department of Theoretical Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE15MF73
Requirements, Informations

General information

Location and time:  

Wednesdays,  14:15 - 15:45, building F, room  F3M1 (seminar room)

Fridays, 8:15 - 9:45, building F, room F3M1

Detailed provisional schedule:  Corrected(!) schedule of StatPhys2 2018


Lecture: Gergely Zaránd

Tutorial: János Török


Participation in tutorials (practicals) is compulsory. Participation in lectures is not compulsory, but you must reach a presence of 50%. 

  • Tests:
    • You will have 7 tests during the semester: 4 from the material of the lectures and 3 from that of the practical course. In addition, you will have an individual task, replacing the 4th test of the practical course. 
    • You can recieve examption from the exam or part of the exam, if you pass all tests (reach >50%). 
    • Important: you can recieve exepmtion INDEPENDENTLY for the theory part and for the practical part.  
    • Grading will be, as usual (2:>50%; 3: > 60%; 4: > 70%; 5 > 85%). 
    • At the end of the semester, you are allowed to repeat 2 out of the 7 tests.
  • Homework:
    • Homeworks will be handed out regularily, after the tutorials.
    • You must be able to reproduce homework solutions as part of the tests. You are allowed to help each other with homeworks (but not during the test...), you are encouraged to ask for consultation, but individual work is most adviced.
  • Home study:
    • Each of you will recieve a more difficult, individual task, too. This may consist of producing a numerical simulation, understanding a book chapter and summarizing it in some written notes, or understanding some recent publications and producing notes on it, to be handed in. 
  • Exam:
    • The written exam (date specified later) wll consist of two parts: 1. exercises based on homeworks and tutorials; 2. material discussed at lectures;
    • Those who fail the written exam will have to take an oral exam. There will be a written entry to the oral exam on exercises based on homeworks.


  • Upon demand. Location: F III building, first floor, Room 6, Department of Theoretical Physics



Lecture notes (year 2018)

For private use, only! No responsibility for typos, orthography, mistakes, etc...


    Supplement7 Correction/addition to lecture7

    Supplement 14: Solution of diffusion equation

    Handouts for term paper (year 2018)

    1. Notes on series expansion
    2. Feynman SPh Chapter 2
    3. Feynman SPh Chapter 5

    Homeworks (year 2018)

    1. Handout 1 (practice)
    2. Handout 2 (practice)
    3. Homework 3 (NEW)

    Homeworks (year 2017)

    1. Handout 1 (practice)
    2. Handout 2 (practice)
    3. Homework 3
    4. Homework 4

    Homeworks (year 2016)

    1. Homework Deadline: September 22, 23:59
    2. Homework Deadline: September 29, 23:59
    3. Homework Deadline: October 6, 23:59
    4. Homework Deadline: October 13, 23:59
    5. Homework Deadline: October 20, 23:59
    6. Homework Deadline: October 27, 23:59
    7. Homework Deadline: November 3, 23:59
    8. Homework Deadline: November 10, 23:59
    9. Homework Deadline: November 17, 23:59
    10. Homework Deadline: November 24, 23:59


    1. Test results

    Handouts for the practice course

    Subjects for the oral exam (in Hungarian, 2017):

    List of subjects for oral exam

    Last updated: 3.9.2018