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PH3008 - Statistical Mechanics and Transport

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

Equilibrium statistical mechanics/ensemble theory. Classical and Quantum Statistics. Applications eg ideal gases, heat capacity, magnetism, Bose-Einstein condensation, Fermi-Dirac gases. If time permits, introduction to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and transport theory.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of equilibrium statistical mechanics/ensemble theory;
  • understanding of Classical and Quantum Statistics;
  • understanding of applications eg ideal gases, heat capacity, magnetism, Bose-Einstein condensation, Fermi-Dirac gases;
  • understanding of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and transport theory.
Prerequisites: PH2019 AND PH2002 AND MA2000
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PH2008

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Ronald White.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); project, hand-in problems (10% - 20%); labs (10% - 20%).

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