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# Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (Summer 2017)

Prof. Dr. Roland Netz

Douwe Bonthuis, Julian Kappler, Philip Loche

Target audience: students admitted to the Master's program

 Lecture Time: Tu. 10-12 and Fr. 08-10, 1.3.14 Hörsaal A (Arnimallee 14) Exercises: group 1: Tu. 12-14, 1.4.03, Seminarraum T2 (Arnimallee 14) group 2: Th. 16-18, 1.3.21, Seminarraum T1 (Arnimallee 14) group 3: Fr. 10-12, 1.4.31, Seminarraum E3 (Arnimallee 14) Content: Contents.pdf - equilibrium ensembles - thermodynamics: thermodynamic potentials, laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles - ideal quantum gases - phase transitions - interacting systems - introduction to non-equilibrium statistical mechanics Script German (Chapter 1-5) Script English (Chapter 1-2) Script English (Chapter 3) Script English (Chapter 4) Script English (Chapter 5-7) Literature: R.K. Pathria, Statistical Mechanics (Butterworth Heinemann 1996) F. Schwabl, Statistical Mechanics (2nd ed., Springer 2006) F. Reif, Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics (McGraw-Hill 1965) W. Nolting, Grundkurs theoretische Physik 6: Statistische Physik (Springer 2005) Exam: 21.07.2017 08:00 (1.3.14 Hörsaal A) Exam inspection: 10.08.2017 14:00-16:00 (1.3.48) Results: statmech_exam 2nd exam: 13.10.2017 10:00 (1.3.14 Hörsaal A) 2nd Exam inspection: no date yet Exercises: Sheet01 Sheet02 Sheet03 Sheet04 Sheet05 Sheet06 Sheet07 Sheet08 Sheet09 Sheet10 Sheet11 Sheet12 Extra: Binomial distribution and central limit theorem: simulation results binomial_distribution.ipynb central_limit_theorem.ipynb Summary chapter 3 Statistical Mechanics infos thermodynamics Phase Transitions

# Seminar: Advanced Statistical Physics of Biological and Soft-Matter Systems

Time:        Wed. 16:00-18:00

Room:      seminar room T3 (room 1.3.48, Arnimallee 14)

Participation of M.Sc. students with a background in statistical physics is encouraged.

# Seminar: Modern Topics in Theoretical Biological and Soft-Matter Physics

Time:        Thu. 16:00-18:00

Room:      seminar room T2 (room 1.4.03, Arnimallee 14)

Research seminar on recent topics in Theoretical Biological and Soft-Matter Physics, presented by international and national guests as well as group members. )