# Courses Catalogue

### Syllabus of the course: * Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics *

In this web page we provide the syllabus of the course Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, offered by the Department of Physics.

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Code | Φ-405 |
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Type | A |

ECTS | 7 |

Hours | 6 |

Semester | Winter |

Instructor | K. Makris |

Program | Monday, 09:00-11:00, Room 3 Wednesday, 09:00-11:00,Room 3 Friday, 09:00-11:00, Room 3 |

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Goal of the course | This course is aimed at 3rd year undergraduate students. It is an introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics. The two branches complement each other with goal the most natural introduction of the various notions. |

Syllabus | Equation of state - 1st law - 2nd law of Thermodynamics – Carnot engines – thermodynamic potentials – Maxwell relations – canonical distribution – paramagnet – 2 level systems – harmonic oscillator – classical distribution – grand canonical ensemble – Fermi-Dirac statistics – Bose-Einstein statistics – fluctuation theory. |

Bibliography | “Thermodynamics” - E. Fermi “Statistical Physics” - Landau and Lifshitz “Statistical Machanics” - R. Kubo “Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics” - F. Reif “Statistical Mechanics” - R.K. Pathria. |

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