Selected Topics in Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics
Code  Completion  Credits  Range  Language 

02VPSF  Z,ZK  7  2+2  Czech 
 Lecturer:
 Igor Jex (guarantor)
 Tutor:
 Igor Jex (guarantor), Jaroslav Novotný
 Supervisor:
 Department of Physics
 Synopsis:

The course concentrates on some advanced topics of statistical mechanics not discussed in the basic course on thermodynamics and statistical physics. Question concerning density matrices, the behaviours of nonideal gases and its macroscopic description, microscopic description of phase transitions, the role of fluctuations are addressed in detail.
 Requirements:

fundamentals of theoretical physics, thermodynamics and statistical physics 02TER, 02TEF1, 02TEF2, 02TSFA
 Syllabus of lectures:

1. Elements of thermodynamics
2. Bacis of statistical physics
3. The density matrix
4. Nonideal gases I
5. Nonideal gases II
6. Fermi gas I
7. Fermi gas II
8. Fluctuations
9. Microscopic models and phase transitions
10. Ising model
11. Elements of kinetic theory
12. Transport phenomena
 Syllabus of tutorials:

Problem solving on the following topics
1. Elements of thermodynamics
2. Bacis of statistical physics
3. The density matrix
4. Nonideal gases I
5. Nonideal gases II
6. Fermi gas I
7. Fermi gas II
8. Fluctuations
9. Microscopic models and phase transitions
10. Ising model
11. Elements of kinetic theory
12. Transport phenomena
 Study Objective:

Knowledge:
Extend the knowledge of thermodynamics and statistical physics.
Skills:
Solve advanced problems of statistical physics and thermodynamics.
 Study materials:

Key references:
[1] R. Balian, From microphysics to macrophysics, Springer, New York, 1991
Recommended references:
[1] J. Kvasnica, Thermodynamics, SNTL Praha, 1965 (in czech)
[2] J. Kvasnica, Statistical physics, Academia Praha, 2003 (in czech)
 Note:
 Timetable for winter semester 2020/2021:
 Timetable is not available yet
 Timetable for summer semester 2020/2021:
 Timetable is not available yet
 The course is a part of the following study plans:

 Matematická fyzika (compulsory course of the specialization)