STATISTICAL MECHANICS

Section

Professor

Ben O'shaughnessy

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Course Information

Prerequisite: CHEN E3210y or equivalent thermodynamics course, or the instructor's permission. Fundamental principles and underlying assumptions of statistical mechanics. Boltzmann's entropy hypothesis and its restatement in terms of Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies and for open systems. Correlation times and lengths. Exploration of phase space and observation timescale. Correlation functions. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics. Fluctuation-response theory. Applications to ideal gases, interfaces, liquid crystals, microemulsions and other complex fluids, polymers, Coulomb gas, interactions between charged polymers and charged interfaces, ordering transitions.

Department: Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry(CEAC)

Subject: Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, & Chemical Engineering(ACPC)

School: Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Division: School of Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate

Course ID: 4120