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2013 ACE Award (Open Education Consortium)

OCW designed by Professor Hsiu-Hau LIN

Textbook: Thermal Physics (2nd edition)
by C. Kittel and H. Kroemer.
You can find the lecture videos in NTHU OCW








Class Lectures (Semester I)


Week 1
L1: course introduction
L2: multiplicity (Chap 1)

Week 2
L3: binary model (Chap 1)
L4: most probable configuration (Chap 2)

Week 3
L5: temperature (Chap 2)
L6: entropy (Chap 2)

Week 4
L7: Boltzmann distribution in economy (Chap 3)
L8: Boltzmann factor (Chap 3)

Week 5
L9: partition function (Chap 3)
L10: Helmholtz free energy (Chap 3)

Week 6
L11: Sackur-Tetrode equation (Chap 3)
Midterm 1 (Chap 1-3)

Week 7
Midterm1 discussions

Week 8
L12: photons and Planck radiation law (Chap 4)
L13: photons and Planck radiation law 2 (Chap 4)

Week 9
L14: fluctuation-dissipation theorem (Chap 4)
L15: fluctuation-dissipation theorem 2 (Chap 4)

Week 10
L16: phonons and Debye theory (Chap 5)
L17: chemical potential (Chap 5)

Week 11
L18: thermodynamic identities (Chap 5)
L19: Gibbs sum (Chap 5)

Week 12
Midterm 2 (Chap 4-5)
Midterm 2 discussions

Week 13
L20: quantum statistics (Chap 6)
L21: Fermi and Bose functions (Chap 6)

Week 14
L22: ideal gas in classical limit (Chap 6)
L23: thermal processes for ideal gas (Chap 6)

Week 15
L24: Bose-Einstein condensation (Chap 7)
L25: Bose-Einstein condensation 2 (Chap 7)

Week 16
L26: liquid Helium (Chap 7)
L27: Fermi gas (Chap 7)

Week 17
L28: where to find Fermi gas (Chap 7)
Final (Chap 6-7)

Week 18 (Final Week)
Final discussions