Course Review: CH 576

CH576: Statistical Mechanics

~ By Valay A

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Credits

6

During which semester & year you took the course ?

Spring Semester 2017-18

Course Instructor

Prof. B. L. Tembe

What grade was awarded to you?

AA

Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)

4

Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?

Easy

What was the Attendance Policy?

Not compulsory

Pre-Requisites?

Maybe CH408, but I did it without it.

This Course evaluation comprises of

Midsem (30%), Endsem (50%), Quiz/Assignments (20%)

What are the topics covered in the course?

Analysis of Systems using principles of Statistical Mechanics

Micro-Canonical, Canonical, Grand Canonical Ensemble Derivations, Distribution Functions Auto-Correlation Functions, Fluctuation Theorem, Derivation of Thermoynamic Properties

Liouville’s Theorem, Langevin Equation, Chapman-Kolmogorov Equation, Markov Equation, Marcus Equation, Monte-Carlo (Connected to a temperature bath)

How were the Lectures for this course?

Lectures are extremely intensive, must attend

How were the Exams for this course?

Fully from the content covered in class

How are the Assignments & Projects for this course?

Projects are based on your effort.

Any tips for the junta to perform well in the course?

Requires a lot of effort throughout the course. Easy to fall back in the course.

References used in this course:

Landau-Lifshitz book series.

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