Statistical Physics III University of Tsukuba
Following "Statistical Physics I, II", the fundamental principles and various statistical ensembles in Statistical Mechanics are applied to some important phenomena encountered in physics, namely phase transition and Landau phenomenological theory, semiconductor statistics, and quasi-Fermi potentials. A brief introduction to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, namely, kinetic theory of ideal gas, linear response, and Boltzmann transport theory, is also explained.
1. The students are able to calculate thermodynamic properties of materials by the canonical ensembles. 2. The students are able to derive quantum statistics from the grand-caconical ensembles and to understand the classical limit. 3. The students are able to derive the formulas of the density of states and the spectrum of black-body radiation. 4. The students are able to calculate electric conductivity in metals.
Related to 2. Understanding ability of physical phenomena.
Statistical Mechanics I & II Intro. to Single-Variable Calculus I & II, Advanced Calculus, Linear Algebra I & II, Probability and Statistics, Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics, Modern Physics
Homework & Class performance 30 % Final 70%
Harmonic oscillator and Einstein solidEinstein solid and its specific heatMaxwell velocity distributionPressure (kinetic theory)Para- and ferro-magnetismIdentical particles: fermion and bosonPhoton statisticsGrandcacinocal ensemble and Quantum statisticsConduction in metalsBlack-body radiation
Online Course Requirement
* 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.
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