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260085 VO Theoretical Physics IV: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics I (2013S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Vorbesprechung: 04.03.13 09:00 Uhr, Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien.

MO, Di, Mi jeweils von 09:00-10:00 Uhr im Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien.


Language: German

Examination dates



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Foundations of statistical physics, thermodynamics, methods of statistical physics, systems of particles without interaction (diatomic ideal gas, fermions, bosons, phonons, etc.), systems of particles with interaction (Van der Waals gas, ferromagnetism), approach to equilibirum (master equation, Boltzmann equation, transport theory)

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Concepts of statistical physics, understanding the notions entropy and temperature, concepts of thermodynamics, relation between statistical physics and thermodynamics, relevance of quantum mechanics for the understanding of properties of materials

Examination topics

Ex-cathedra teaching

Reading list

W. Grimus, Einführung in die Statistische Physik und Thermodynamik
T. Fließbach, Statistische Physik
S.J. Blundell und K.M. Blundell, Concepts in Thermal Physics
F. Reif, Statistische Physik und Theorie der Wärme
K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics

Association in the course directory

TP 2, MaG 2

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