|Lecturer||Makio UWAHA, Professor|
|Department||School of Science / Graduate School of Science, 2011 Fall|
|Recommended for:||School of Science Physics Department 3rd year students (2・1.5 hours / session 1 session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
Statistical mechanics is an academic study relating the motion of molecules, atoms, and particles, which obey quantum mechanics, to the macroscopic properties of the assembly of these particles. In the present course, Statistical Physics III, we apply the principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, which we learned in Statistical Mechanics I and II, to ideal quantum gasses and various interacting systems. We will find that unexpected properties emerge from very simple many-particle systems. In this series of lectures, I try to present the logical structures as simply as possible, and to introduce important examples from condensed matter physics and from astrophysics.
I have prepared detailed lecture notes for use in your study, and have added comments and footnotes on the parts that may be tricky for beginners. It is very important for you to participate actively in your learning, in order to gain a deep understanding of the subject and to enhance your ability. Taking the course Physics Tutorial IV, synchronized with the present lecture, is strongly recommended.
Good acquaintance with thermodynamics and statistical mechanics as taught in Statistical Physics I, II
Quantum Mechanics I, II, Statistical Physics I, II
Term-end examination. Short paper assignment.
January 14, 2020