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2023/2024

Theoretical Physics I (Statistical Physics)

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D02TF1_EN ZK 2P English
Garant předmětu:
Pavel Demo
Lecturer:
Pavel Demo
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Structure of matter. Modeling of processes at various temporal/spatial levels of description. Fundamentals of probability theory (distribution functions, discrete/continuous variables, Stirling approximation). Introduction to statistical physics. Fluctuations. Boltzmann distribution (microstates, physical interpretation). Statistical ensembles (microcanonical, canonical, grandcanonical). Translational, rotational and vibrational partition functions. Elements of statistical thermodynamics. Determination of macroscopic characteristics of fluids and solid states (energy, heat capacity, potentials). Kinetic theory of gases (mean free path, pressure, effusivity).

Requirements:

no prerequisities

Syllabus of lectures:

Structure of matter. Fundamentals of statistical physics: system, probability, distribution, mean values, fluctuations. Application to the real systems: ideal, resp. real gases, liquids, solids.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge of basic principles of statistical physics. Application to the real systems (gases, liquids, solids).

Study materials:

(1) KITTEL C. Elementary Statistical Physics. Dover Edition, 2004.

(2) HILL T. L. An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics. Dover Edition, 1986.

Note:
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