Course details of EP 332 - Thermal and Statistical Physics

Course Name Thermal and Statistical Physics
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 2
Tutorial 0
Practical 1
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Text Reference References: K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics, 2nd ed., John Wiley, 1987. H.B. Callen, Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, 2nd edn, John Wiley, 1985 F. Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, McGraw Hill, 1965.
Description Review of thermodynamics: notion of equilibrium, equation of state, first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic potentials and Maxwell`s relations. Phase space, ergodicity, Liouville’s theorem, microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, Boltzmann statistics and its applications to ideal gas. Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, and their applications.
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