Course Title : Statistical Thermodynamics

Code 10H401
Course Year Master Course
Class day & Period Thu 2nd
Location A2-306
Credits 1.5
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Hirofumu Sato

Course Description

Many of the substances around us are condensed systems where countless molecules gather. In this lecture, we aim to understand the behavior of various condensing systems from the viewpoint of statistical mechanics. Starting from the basics of statistical mechanics, we will learn statistical mechanics dealing with realistic systems of countless molecules.


Class participation and attendance + final report/examination

Course Goals

Confirm the fundamentals of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, as well as acquire the idea of ​​statistical mechanics to understand various phenomena.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Fundamentals of statistical mechanics 2 Fundamentals of statistical mechanics, Phase space, Micro canonical ensemble, Grand canonical ensemble, Partition function
Fundamentals of statistical mechanics for quantum system 4 Fermi statistics, Bose statistics
Systems consisting of interacting molecules 5 Imperfect gas, Cluster expansion, Distribution function




basics of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics in undergraduate course

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