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Course module: 202000702
202000702
Statistical Physics
Course info
Course module202000702
Credits (ECTS)6
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. F.G. Mugele
E-mailf.mugele@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. H.T.M. van den Ende
Lecturer
N. Mendel
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. F.G. Mugele
Examiner
prof.dr. F.G. Mugele
Lecturer
dr. O.S. Ojambati
Academic year2021
Starting block
2A
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims

After completion of this course, the student is able to;

  • Apply the Gibbs sum formalism to systems in diffusive equilibrium,
  • understand the properties of ideal classical and quantum (Fermions, Bosons) gases,
  • understand the consequences of interactions for the phase behavior of many body systems,
  • understand the nature of a Bose-Einstein condensate.
Content

Contents

One of the important aspects of modern physics is establishing the link between the thermodynamic and microscopic properties of a macroscopic system. Here we develop our understanding of systems in diffusive equilibrium using partition functions and the Gibbs sum formalism. We then derive Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics and apply them to degenerate quantum gases. We particularly focus on several prototypical systems including ions at aqueous solutions, electrons in solids, blackbody radiation, phonons in solids and Bose-Einstein condensates.

Assesment Plan

The assessment plan for this course will be published no later than 2 weeks before the starting block of the course on https://www.utwente.nl/nl/tn/onderwijs/toetsschemas/

 

Participation for Non-TN Students

This course is accessible to non-TN students. One can enrol via Osiris student.

Module
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Applied Physics
Required materials
Book
D.V. Schroeder, An Introduction to Thermal Physics, 1st edition, ISBN 10: 0201380277
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Seminar

Tutorial

Tests
Statistical Physics

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