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Degree
Bachelor
Standard Academic Year
3
Course delivery methods
Hybrid or Others
Subject
Physical sciences, Mathematical sciences, Engineering & technology
Program
School
School of Science and Engineering
Department
Bachelor's Program in Interdisciplinary Engineering
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
January - February
Weekday and Period
Wed4,5
Capacity
Credits
1.0
Language
English
Course Number
FJ12111

Statistical Physics II University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

The fundamental concepts introduced in Statistical Physics I are applied to a few simple physical systems such as ideal gases. We derive the classical (Boltzmann) and quantum (Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein) statistics from statistical ensembles. The fundamental principles underlying when extracting the maximum work from heat are clarified. Those principles are applied to simple systems such as (classical and quantum) ideal gas and conduction electrons in metals.

Learning Achievement

1. The students are able to construct the micro-canonical, canonical, grand- canonical ensembles and the corresponding statistical probabilities.
2. The students are able to derive the fundamental thermodynamic functions such as entropy, Helmholtz free energy, and thermodynamic potential from the statistical ensembles.
3. The students are able to calculate the pressure of an ideal gas from the Maxwell velocity distribution.

Competence

Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.

Course prerequisites

Statistical Mechanics I
Intro. to Single-Variable Calculus I & II, Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra I & II, Probability and Statistics, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics

Grading Philosophy

Homework & Class performance 30 %
Final 70%

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

Sano Nobuyuki

Other information

Lecture is conducted in English.
Hybrid or Others * You may discuss with other students for preparing the written homework. Yet, just “a copy-and-paste” will not be accepted. No late homework will be accepted.
* All exams are closed book for in-class lecture. In the case of hybrid lecture, all exams are open book.

Site for Inquiry

Please inquire about the courses at the address below.

Contact person: Nobuyuki Sano

Email address: sano.nobuyuki.gw@u.tsukuba.ac.jp


Link to the syllabus provided by the university