Course Title : Thermophysics for Thermal Engineering

Code 10B622
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 2nd term
Class day & Period Fri 1st
Location C3-Lecture Room 5
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor M. Matsumoto

Course Description

Based on elementary thermodynamics and statistical physics, I will describe non-equilibrium thermodynamics and advanced statistical physics, including phase transition, pattern formation, and entropy production.


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Course Goals

Understanding the principle mechanisms of phase transition, cooperation phenomena, patern formation, and relaxation phenomena, in terms of advanced statistical mechanics and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Elementary statistical physics: review 1 Review of equilibrium statistical mechanics
Phase transition as a cooperative phenomenon 3 Statistical mechanics of interacting particle system
- Exact calculation
- Monte Carlo simulation
- Mean field approximation
Pattern formation of non-equilibrium systems 3 After a time dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) model is introduced, formation of spatial patterns is discussed from various viewpoints.
Equilibrium thermodynamics: review 2 Review of elementary thermodynamics
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics: Basics 5 System stability and the principle of irreversible process are discussed in terms of thermodynamics.
Non-equilibrium thermodynamics: Applications 3 - Entropy production
- Linear response theory
- Onsager's reciprocal relation
Check and Feedback 1


Lecture note will be prepared.


will be listed in the class.


Undergraduate level of Thermophysics, Heat transfer phenomena, and Statistical physics

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