Course development and history
Last planned examination: Autumn 2019
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
This course is no longer offered.
A suitable replacement course is:
SI2510 Statistical mechanics
State the principal assumptions behind the statistical mechanical description.
- Derive Bolzman’s law from the above assumptions.
- Use knowledge from probability theory and quantum mechanics to calculate the relevant partition function for a given system model.
- Motivate the second law of thermodynamics starting from Bolzman’s law.
- Calculate thermodynamic functions from the partition function for a given system.
- Chose the appropriate (calculable) ensemble for a given system.
- Chose and minimize the adequate thermodynamic function in order to find the equilibrium state of a system.
- Starting from a real life situation and using knowledge in quantum mechanics, mechanics, solid state physics etc. create a system model whose partition function can be calculated.
- Critically evaluate the relevance and applicability of a system model.
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Introductory statistical mechanics, R. Bowley and M. SánchezUpplaga: 2a Förlag: Oxford science publications År: 1999ISBN: 0198505760
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
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The examination of the course is done through home work problems.
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The course is replaced by SK2752 as from autumn term 2017.