2019 - 2020

0351-3209
  Statistical Thermodynamics  
FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES | SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY
Prof. Oded HodShenkar - Physics222 Sun1000-1200 Sem  1
Shenkar - Physics222 Tue1200-1300 Sem  1
 
 
University credit hours:  3.0

Course description
  • The context of statistical thermodynamics
  • Reminders: principles of thermodynamics, principles of probability and statistics
  • Fundamental assumptions of statistical mechanics, statistical ensembles
  • Micro-canonical ensemble: state counting, entropy
  • Canonical ensemble: Boltzmann distribution, canonical partition function, Helmholtz free energy
  • Fluctuations, ensemble equivalence
  • Non-degenerate ideal gases: monatomic gas, molecular gas
  • Classical statistical thermodynamics: phase space, equipartition, classical ideal gas, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution
  • Nonideal gas: second virial coefficient, van der Waals equation of state
  • Correlations in liquids
  • Grand-canonical ensemble: Gibbs distribution, grand partition function
  • Degenerate ideal gases: Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions, density of states
  • Fermionic ideal gas
  • Bosonic ideal gas, Bose-Einstein condensation

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