CH576: Statistical Mechanics
~ By Valay A
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During which semester & year you took the course ?
Spring Semester 2017-18
Prof. B. L. Tembe
What grade was awarded to you?
Course Difficulty (On a scale of 1 to 5)
Comment on the grading done by the professor in your opinion?
What was the Attendance Policy?
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.