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:  


Lecture: Tuesday, 16:15 - 17:45, KF87

Tutorial: Friday, 10:15 - 11:45, KF82


Detailed provisional schedule: schedule. This schedule may change especially regarding the tests but also according to the progress of lectures, but we will always try to give notice before an irregular event.




Lecture: Márton Kormos

Tutorial (and some of the lectures): Márton Kormos



  • Grading:
    • the course is composed of a theoretical part and a practical part. You will get a grade both for theory and for practicals. You need to pass both, and your final grade will be the average of the two (rounded up).  
  • Tests:
    • You will write  4 theory tests and 3  practical tests in course of the semester (technically, you will write these on four occasions, see  schedule). 
    • In addition, you will have an individual project work, replacing the 4th test of the practical course. (Completing this project is compulsory to get a grade.)
    • By completing the tests well, you can get exemptions: 
      • You can receive exemption from the theoretical and/or practical part of the exam, if you pass all theory and/or practical tests (reach >50% on each, and complete your project successfully). 
      • Important: you can receive exemption INDEPENDENTLY for the theory part and for the practical part. (It is not easy to get exemption from both, so you may want to concentrate on theory OR practicals.) 
      • Grading will be 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.
  • Individual project:
    • Each of you will receive a more difficult, individual task, too. This may consist of producing a numerical simulation, understanding a book chapter and writing a summary, or understanding some recent publications and producing notes on it, to be handed in. 
  • Exam:
    • The written exam (date specified later) will consist of two parts: (1) exercises based on the tutorials; (2) material discussed at lectures. In case you have an exemption, you may have to pass only the missing part of the exam. 
    • Those who fail the written exam will have to take an oral exam



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Lecture notes

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Subjects for the oral exam:

List of subjects for oral exam (2019)    (in English)

Last updated: 29.09.2020