Statistical physics



In the engineering practice often very simple physical laws can be used to describe the behavior of matter. Typical examples are the ideal gas law and Fick's law for diffusive fluxes. Amazing since the number of degrees of freedom of matter from a microscopic viewpoint is huge (~10^23). Statistical physics explains how the behavior of atoms and molecules translates into macroscopic phenomena.Tools are learnt to couple particle based theories with macroscopic observables.
Course period1/09/13 → …
Course levelAdvanced
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