CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2024/2025

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

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02TSFA Z,ZK 4 2+2 Czech
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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 descriptionfrom 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 usedto 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

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

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] R.H. Swendsen, An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Oxford Graduate Texts, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012

[2] P. Olla, An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Springer, 2016.

Recommended references:

[3] D.V. Schroeder, Introduction to Thermal Physics, Pearson Education Ltd. 2013

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

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