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Statistical Mechanics B(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 the latter term
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : TAKENAKA Koshi  Professor 

•Course Purpose
From the introduction of quantum statistical mechanics and its several practical applications, students learn the fundamental concepts and the mathematical techniques in statistical mechanics.
1. Understanding the quantum statistical mechanics and calculation and the use of Fermi statistics and Bose statistics
2. Understanding and exploiting basic ideas in statistical mechanics

•Prerequisite Subjects
Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics A, Quantum Mechanics A

•Course Topics
1. Review of classical mechanics and quantum mechanics
2. Classical statistical mechanics and quantum statistical mechanics
3. Fermi statistics and Bose statistics
4. Application of Fermi statistics
5. Application of Bose statistics
6. Real gas (Non-ideal gas)
7. Systems with strong interactions
8. Brownian motion

Y. Nagaoka, Statistical Physics (Iwanami)

•Additional Reading
R. Kubo et ai., Statistical Mechanics (North-Holland Personal Library)

•Grade Assessment
Passing grade: 60 points out of 100

No special remarks

•Contacting Faculty
Questions are welcome within or after each lecture.


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