U.C. Berkeley Physics Department
Physics 112 (Lec 002) - Fall 2020

LECTURES:
MWF, 1-2pm 

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TEXT BOOK:
Text Book:      "Thermal Physics", Kittel, 2nd Edition

 

DISCUSSION SECTIONS:
DIS101            Tu 7-8pm

DIS102            Thu 6-7pm

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OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hours

Locations

Qiu:  W 2-3

Zoom

Daniel:  Tu 6-7pm, Thu 7-8pm

Zoom


Professor: Zi Q. Qiu                           Emai: qiu@berkeley.edu

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TA: Daniel Andre Gardeazabal          Email: daniel.gardeazabal@berkeley.edu

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REQUIREMENT:

 

ANNOUNCEMENT:

HOMEWORKS: (DUE DATE)

                        Chapter                       Homework      Due                 Solution

                        Ch.1                            hw-1                      9/11                             solution

                        Ch.2                            hw-2                      9/25                             solution

                        Ch.3                            hw-3                      10/2                             solution

                        Ch.4                            hw-4                      10/9                             solution

                        Ch.4                            hw-5                      10/23                           solution

                        Ch.5                            hw-6                      10/30                           solution

                        Ch.6                            hw-7                      11/6                             solution

                        Ch.7                            hw-8                      11/13                           solution

                        Ch.7                            hw-9                      11/20                           solution

                        Ch.8                            hw-10                    12/4                             solution

                        Ch.10                                                                         

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Ch.1 States of a model system

1.1  Stationary state

1.2  How to describe a stationary state from microscopic states?

1.3  Binary system

1.4  Approximations for large N

 

Ch.2 Entropy and temperature

2.1 Fundamental Assumption

2.2 Thermal Equilibrium

2.3 Discussion of entropy and temperature

 

Ch.3 Boltzmann distribution and Maxwell relations

3.1 Boltzmann factor

3.2 Pressure and thermal dynamic equation

3.3 Maxwell relations

3.4 Calculation of F from Z

3.5 Density of States (DOS)

 

Ch.4 Thermal radiation and Planck distribution

4.1 Planck distribution

4.2 Black body: system of photons

4.3 Phonons in solid: Debye theory

 

Ch.5 Chemical potential and Gibbs distribution

5.1 What is chemical potential?

5.2 Physical meaning of chemical potential

5.3 Some examples

5.4 Gibbs factor and Gibbs sum

 

Ch.6 Ideal gas

6.1 Introduction

6.2 General properties of Fermions and Bosons

6.3 Fermi-Dirac distribution and Bose-Einstein distribution

6.4 Monoatomic ideal gas (classical)

6.4 Reversible isothermal and isentropic processes

 

Ch.7 Fermi and Bose gases

7.1 Fermi gas

7.2 Bose gas

7.3 Partition function

 

Ch.8 Heat and work

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Carnot inequality

8.3 Carnot cycle

8.4 Refrigerator and air conditioner

8.5 Magnetic work and superconductor

 

Ch.9 A brief history

 

Ch.10 Phase transformation

10.1 Clapeyron equation

10.2 van der Waals equation

10.3 Ising system