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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Advanced Topics in Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics

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Code Completion Credits Range
D02PPSF ZK 1P+1S
Lecturer:
Igor Jex (guarantor), Jaroslav Novotný
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:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Elements of thermodynamics 2. Bacis of statistical physics3. The density matrix4. Nonideal gases I5. Nonideal gases II6. Fermi gas I7. Fermi gas II8. Fluctuations9. Microscopic models and phase transitions10. Ising model11. Elements of kinetic theory12. Transport phenomena

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Key references: [1] R. Balian: From microphysics to macrophysics I, II, Springer, New York, 2007.[2] L. E. Reichl, A modern course in statistical Physics, Wiley VCH, 2016Recommended references:[2] J. Kvasnica:Termodynamika, SNTL Praha, 1965.[3] J. Kvasnica: Statistická fyzika, Academia Praha, 2003.

Note:
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