Theoretical Statistical Physics of the Solid State

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΗΤΙΚΗ ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΣΤΕΡΕΑΣ ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗΣ / Theoretical Statistical Physics of the Solid State
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorIosif Kioseoglou
Course ID40003037

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course the students: (1) are able to construct the theoretical simulation of a problem in solid state physics (2) are able to create algorithms for the numerical solution of complex systems
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Computer simulation methods using the Monte-Carlo technique of basic problems in Condensed Matter Physics. Use of random numbers. Diffusion in lattices and in continuous space, Random walks, Trapping phenomena, Crystal growth and diffusion limited aggregation. Fractals and fractal dimension. Probability distribution functions. Boxing techniques.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Written assigments75
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
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