Statistical Physics

Course Information
TitleΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ / Statistical Physics
CodeΓΘΥ209
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Frangis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003011

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory637

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600100218
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
It is expected that the students will understand the statistical nature of the the thermodynamic - and more general physical- phenomena. They will learn the three basic statistics (microcanonical, canonical, grandcanonical distributions), as well as their applications to physical systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Thermal equilibrium, Isolated systems, Postulates of statistical physics.Microcanonical, Canonical and Grandcanonical ensembles.Applications: Ideal classical gas, Heat capacity of solids, Paramagnetic solids, Ideal quantum gas, Black-Body radiation, Fermi-Dirac statistics, Electron gas, Bose-Einstein statistics, Bose condensation.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Tutorial391.3
Exams30.1
Problem solving210.7
Total1806
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στατιστική Φυσική, F. Mandl, Εκδόσεις: Α.Γ. Πνευματικός
Additional bibliography for study
An Introduction to Thermal Physics,Daniel V. Schroeder, Addison-Wesley
Last Update
29-06-2016