Statistical Mechanics (WS 2007/2008)

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Inhalt / topics

  • Review of thermodynamics and elementary statistical mechanics
  • thermal radiation and Planck distribution
  • Gibbs free energy and chemical reactions
  • theory of phase transitions
  • Bosonic and Fermionic statistics
  • lattice gases
  • Van der Waals Gas, virial expansion
  • various statistical ensembles

Vorkenntnisse / previous knowledge

  • classical mechanics
  • thermodynamics

Studiennachweis / record of study

  • Regelmäßige Teilnahme an Übung, plus erledigen der Übungsaufgaben
  • regular participation during the exercise course, plus solving the exercises

Unterrichtssprache / language of instruction

Englisch / english

Zielgruppe / audience

  • Diese Vorlesung richtet sich an die Teilnehmer des Masterstudienganges "Computational Science", aber auch interessierte Studenten der angeschlossenen Fachbereiche in anderen MS Programmen.
  • The lecture is aimed at the participants of the master study course "computational science". Nevertheless students of other university departements are welcome too.

Angestrebte Zeiten / aimed appointment

  • Lecture: Tu: 10:45 - 12:15 FIAS building 101
  • Exercises: Tu: 12:30 - 14:00 FIAS building 200

Recommended literature

  • Thermal Physics, Charles Kittel/Herbert Kroemer, Freeman, NY