Gurantor department | Department of Physics | Credits | 10 |

Subject guarantor | doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D. | Subject version guarantor | doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D. |

Study level | postgraduate | Requirement | Compulsory |

Year | Semester | winter + summer | |

Study language | English | ||

Year of introduction | 2019/2020 | Year of cancellation | |

Intended for the faculties | USP, FMT | Intended for study types | Doctoral |

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Login | Name | Tuitor | Teacher giving lectures |

CIP10 | doc. RNDr. Dalibor Ciprian, Ph.D. | ||

KOS09 | prof. RNDr. Pavol Koštial, Ph.D. |

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Form of study | Way of compl. | Extent |

Full-time | Examination | 20+0 |

Part-time | Examination | 20+0 |

The aim of the course is to present basic methods od statistical physics and their applications to solid state physics. After the course, the students are able to analyse and characterize the behavior of solid state systems described statistical physics models and interconnect this knowledge with thermodynamics.

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Seminars

Individual consultations

The content of the course is focused on methods of physical system description using mathematical statistics. The basic classical and quantum distributions are derived, and the interconnection with thermodynamics is analyzed. The applications of statistical physics methods are focused on solid state properties and transport phenomena.

GIRIFALCO, L., A., Statistical Mechanics of Solids, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0195167177
REIF, F., Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics, Waveland Press Inc., 2008, ISBN 978-1577666127
HILL, T., L., An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics, Dover Publications, 1987, ISBN 978-0486652429
COHEN, M. L., LOUIE, S. G.: Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2016, ISBN 978-0521513319
KITTEL, CH.: Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004, ISBN 978-0471415268

PATHRIA, R., K., Statistical Mechanics, 3rd Ed., Academic Press, 2011, ISBN 978-0123821881
SETHNA, J., P., Statistical Mechanics Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity, Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN 978-0198566779

Oral exam with written preparation.

no e-learning available

Writing a report on a given topic.

Subject has no prerequisities.

Subject has no co-requisities.

Introduction to statistical mechanics, combinatorics and probability calculus essentials, selected parts of classical and quantum mechanics.
System description using phase space, Liouville's theorem, probability density, ergodic hypothesis.
Statistical ensembles, microstates and macrostates, mean value and fluctuations.
Microcanonical ensemble, thermodynamic probability and entropy.
Canonical ensemble, Gibbs partition function, distribution functions.
Relationships between statistical mechanics and thermodynamic quantities.
Applications: harmonic crystal model, phonon gas and heat capacity models.
State equations models for solid states.
Basic quantum distribution functions and their applications, free electron gas.
Statistical description of electron transport, Boltzmann kinetic equation and its applications.
Statistic description and models of magnetic systems.
Application on statistical mechanics to phase transitions.

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Academic year | Programme | Field of study | Spec. | Zaměření | Form | Study language | Tut. centre | Year | W | S | Type of duty | |
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2021/2022 | (P0788D270004) Material sciece and Engineering | P | English | Ostrava | Compulsory | study plan | ||||||

2021/2022 | (P0788D270004) Material sciece and Engineering | K | English | Ostrava | Compulsory | study plan | ||||||

2020/2021 | (P0788D270004) Material sciece and Engineering | K | English | Ostrava | Compulsory | study plan | ||||||

2020/2021 | (P0788D270004) Material sciece and Engineering | P | English | Ostrava | Compulsory | study plan |

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