Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

Statistical Physics

Review of thermodynamics, Laws of thermodynamic, Thermodynamic Entropy, Random variables and quick review of minimal probability theory, Molecular physics, Phase transitions, Microcanonical ensemble, Statistical interpretation of entropy, Canonical and Grand-canonical ensemble, Heat capacity, Quantum ideal gasses of bosons and/or fermions, Blackbody radiation, Crystal lattice and its heat capacity, Degenerate fermion gas, Conductivity


Course title: Statistical Physics

Number of credits: 4

Course duration: February – May 2022 (seminar on Tuesday 10:00 – 12:00, recitation on Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00)

Maximum capacity: 50 students

Language: English

Lecturer: prof. Mgr. Boris Tomášik, PhD.

Learning hoursThe course uses the Just-In-Time-Teaching approach. Each week a new videolecture is posted the student is required to follow the lecture and the quiz which is based on the lecture by a given deadline. The live seminar is then facilitated by a videolink, where the lecture is discussed, student questions are answered, and computation problems are solved for illustration. Problems for homeworks are given each week and homeworks must be handed in in due time.

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)


Anita Dienešová, anita.dienesova@umb.sk 
Petra Žaludová, petra.zaludova@umb.sk 

Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica