Teaching

past lectures

Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (Summer 2016)

Prof. Dr. Roland Netz

Jan Daldrop, Douwe Bonthuis, Sadra Kashef

Target audience: students admitted to the Master's program

Lecture Time: Tu. 10-12 and Th. 10-12, 0.1.01 Hörsaal B (Arnimallee 14)
Exercises:

group 1: Tu. 08-10, 1.4.31, Seminarraum E3 (Arnimallee 14)

group 2: Th. 12-14, 1.4.03, Seminarraum T2 (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 (Chapter 1-5)
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:

The first exam will take place on Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00

Exam inspection:

27.7.29016, 13:00-15:00, office 0.03.31

2nd exam:

The second exam will take place on the 13th of October.

Exam Results:

results

Exercises:

Sheet1

Sheet2

Sheet3

Sheet4

Sheet5

Sheet6

Sheet7

Sheet8

Sheet9

Sheet10

Sheet11

Correction to the solution of sheet 11

Sheet12

Practice exam

 
 

Due to students demand, future exercise sheets will be published on the KVV website (link).

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. )