• 物理学引论(A类)(2)
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    • Credit. 5
    • PH116
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    • WILL BEGIN
    • Spring , 2015
    • 611
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • This course will cover topics in two major areas: (1) thermal and stastical physics; (2) Waves and vibrations.
    • Course Syllabus:
    • A Tentative Schedule of Course Topics for Waves and Optics
      1) Free oscillations of simple systems with one and two degrees of freedom
      2) Free oscillations of simple systems with many degrees of freedom
      3) Forced oscillations
      4) Reflection
      5) Travelling waves
      6) Wave packets
      7) Waves in 2D and 3D
      8) Polarization
      9) Interference and Diffraction

      A Tentative Schedule of Course Topics for Statistical and Thermal Physics
      1) Statistical Description of Systems of Particles (Chap. 2)
      Phase space; States of system; statistical ensemble•
      Approach to equilibrium
      Energy equal partition; density of states •
      First Law of Thermodynamics •
      Exact and inexact differentials

      2) Statistical Thermodynamics (Chap. 3)
      • Reversible and irreversible processes
      • Interacting systems
      • Temperature; heat flow
      • Second Law of Thermodynamics
      • Heat Reservoirs
      • Thermodynamic relations; ideal gas

      3) Macroscopic Parameters and Their Measurement (Chap. 4)
      4) Simple Applications of Macroscopic Thermodynamics (Chap. 5)
      • Adiabatic processes
      • Specific heats
      • Entropy and adiabatic processes
      • State variables; Maxwell's relations
      • Joule-Thompson process
      • Engines and refrigerators

      5) Basic Methods and Results of Statistical Mechanics (Chap. 6)
      • Boltzmann factor; canonical distribution

      6) Simple Applications of Statistical Mechanics (Chap. 7)
      • Partition functions; Maxwell velocity distribution
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    • 张洁
    • Associate Professor
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    • E-mail:
    • jiezhang2012@sjtu.edu.cn
    • Profile
    • Prof. Jie Zhang is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute of Natural Sciences at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from the department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh. After his Ph.D. he first worked at Duke University and later at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow.
  • Prerequisite Course:

    物理学引论(A类)(1)

  • Textbooks:

    Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics;
    Waves and vibrations.
  • Grading:

    Attendance and participation 5%
    Homework 25%
    Midterm 30%
    Final 40%
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