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2021/2022

Statistical Physics

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XP02SF Z,ZK 4 3P+1S
Lecturer:
Petr Kulhánek (guarantor)
Tutor:
Petr Kulhánek (guarantor), Antonín Krpenský
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

The lecture is devoted to the fundamentals of statistical physics. It is the third part of four-part lecture cycle.

Requirements:

Theoretical Physics 1

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Basic principles: distribution function, mean value, mean quadratic fluctuation.

2.Liouvill theorem. Gibbs distributions.

3.Thermodynamic potentials: enthalpy, free energy, grandcanonical potential.

4.Chemical potential, entropy and probability.

5.Statistical distributions: Boltzmann and Maxwell distribution.

6.Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distribution.

7.Distributions behaviour and simple examples (black body radiation, ideal gas).

8.Metals, neutron stars.

9.Ferromagnetics a antiferromagnetics: Ising and Heisenberg model.

10.Superconductivity.

11.Degenerative fermion systems, boson condensation.

12.Monte Carlo methods. Metropolis method.

13.Nonequilibrium statistics, Boltzmann equation.

14.Momentum equation, transition to continuum.

Syllabus of tutorials:

thermodynamic potentials

EOS - ideal gas

other EOSs

rotational and vibrational spectra

Planck law, Stefan-Boltzmann law, Wien law

EOS - fermion gas

Monte Carlo calculation, various exapmles

Study Objective:

To became familiar with basics of the statistical physics according to the outline.

Study materials:

1. P. Kulhánek: Vybrané kapitoly z teoretické fyziky, AGA 2017

2. E. M. Lifshitz, L. D. Landau. Course in theoretical Physics 5: Statistical Physics, Elsewier Science, 2003

Note:
Further information:
www.aldebaran.cz/studium/tf/
Time-table for winter semester 2021/2022:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
roomT2:C3-132
Kulhánek P.
09:15–11:45
(lecture parallel1)
Dejvice
T2:C3-132
roomT2:C3-132
Kulhánek P.
11:45–12:30
(lecture parallel1
parallel nr.101)

Dejvice
T2:C3-132
Fri
Time-table for summer semester 2021/2022:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2022-08-12
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet11508004.html