STATISTICAL AND THERMAL PHYSICS, part II (TFYY83)

This is the second half of an introductory graduate course in Statistical and Thermal Physics with the emphasis on the basic concepts in equilibrium statistical physics and its connection to classical thermodynamics. The formal prerequisite to attend the course is the first part of the course, or any equivalent course.

The text book is Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, Author: Federick Reif, ISBN: 978-1-57766-612-7. The second part of the course gives 7.5 ECTS credits and take place during the spring of 2018. There will be approximately 10 lectures of two hours each, normally one per week. The examination will be in the form of mandatory homework problems and an oral exam at the end of the course. This second part will cover chapters 9 - 15 in the text book approximately and thus cover: Quantum statistics of ideal gases, Systems of interacting particles, Magnetism and low temperatures, Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation, Near-exact formulation of transport theory, Irreversible processes and fluctuations.

Schedule for the second part of the course, 2018

Week Day Date Time Place Subject
2 Wednesday 2018-01-10 13:15 - 15:00 Boltzmann Chapter 9
3 Wednesday 2018-01-17 13:15 - 15:00 Boltzmann Chapter 9
4 Tuesday 2018-01-23 13:15 - 15:00 Laplace Chapter 10
5 Tuesday 2018-01-30 13:15 - 15:00 Galaxen Chapter 11
7 Wednesday 2018-02-14 13:15 - 15:00 Laplace Chapter 12
9 Wednesday 2018-02-28 13:15 - 15:00 Laplace Chapter 13
10 Wednesday 2018-03-07 13:15 - 15:00 Laplace Chapter 14
11 Wednesday 2018-03-14 13:15 - 15:00 Boltzmann Chapter 15
12 Wednesday 2018-03-21 13:15 - 15:00 Boltzmann Chapter 15
13 Tuesday 2018-03-27 13:15 - 15:00 Galaxen Monte Carlo
TBD - To Be Decided

Mandatory homework problems for the second part of the course, 2018

Chapter Exercise Due
9 9.1 9.3 9.5 9.9 9.12 2018-01-31
9 9.13 9.14 9.17 9.18 9.20 2018-02-07
10 10.2 10.3       2018-02-14
11 11.1 11.2       2018-02-21
12 12.2 12.3 12.5 12.16   2018-02-28
13 13.7 13.8       2018-03-14
14 (14.2)         (2018-03-21)
15 15.5 15.7 15.8 15.10   2018-04-04
Exercis 14.2 is not mandatory but recommended if you like to solve an exercise on chapter 14.

Examination of the second part of the course, 2018

To pass on the second part of the course all mandatory homework problems should be solved correctly before the mandatory oral exam. The dead-line for the oral exam will be late in the spring 2018. An exact date will be given later.

To register for the second part of the course, please, fill out the electronic registration form.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me, Peter Münger.


Last modified: Wednesday March 21, 2018 by Peter Münger <pemun@ifm.liu.se>