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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

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02TSFA Z,ZK 4 2+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Igor Jex (guarantor)
Tutor:
Antonín Hoskovec, Jiří Maryška, Jaroslav Novotný, Václav Zatloukal
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Foundation of thermodynamics and statistical physics.Thermodynamic potential, the Joule Thomson effect, conditions of equilibrium, the Braun-Le Chatelier principle.Statistical entropy. Basics of many body description from a statistical point of view (classical and quasiclassical regime within the frame of a canonical and grand-canonical ensemble, Fermi gas, models of crystals and the black body radiation). The Boltzmann equation is used to discusses simple transport phenomena.

Requirements:

mechanics, electricity and magnetism, theoretical physics

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Statistical entropy, the most probable distribution

2.Statistical ensembles

3.Thermodynamic potentials

4.Equilibrium conditions

5.The phase rule, phase transitions

6.Thermodynamic inequalities, Braun-Le Chatelier principle

7.Statistical description and the thermodynamics of the ideal gas

8.Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein statistics

9.Heat capacity of crystals

10.Black body radiation

11.Boltzmann?s transport equation

12.Boltzmann?s H-theorem, transport phenomena

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving exercises on the following topics

1.Statistical entropy, the most probable distribution

2.Statistical ensembles

3.Thermodynamic potentials

4.Equilibrium conditions

5.The phase rule, phase transitions

6.Thermodynamic inequalities, Braun-Le Chatelier principle

7.Statistical description and the thermodynamics of the ideal gas

8.Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein statistics

9.Heat capacity of crystals

10.Black body radiation

11.Boltzmann transport equation

12.Boltzmann H-theorem, transport phenomena

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

learn basic concepts of thermodynamics and statictical physics

Skills:

solve elementary problems of statistical physics and thermodynamics

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Z. Maršák, Thermodynamics and statistical physics, ČVUT Praha, 1995 (in czech)

Recommended references:

[1] J. Kvasnica, Thermodynamics, SNTL Praha, 1965 (in czech)

[2] J. Kvasnica, Statistical physics, Academia Praha 2003 (in czech)

[3] H. B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an introduction to thermostatics, Wiley, New York, 1985

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