Study programme 2022-2023Français
Statistical Physics
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B3-SCPHYS-011-MCompulsory UECAMPOLEONI AndreaS827 - Physique de l'Univers, Champs et Gravitation

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français252500055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-022Statistical Physics2525000Q1100.00%

Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physics and of the role of models and theories.
    • Undertake further study having already acquired and enhanced the necessary learning skills
  • Provide clear and accurate information
    • Communicate complex information to a qualified scientific partner
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Solve simple problems in the context of physics by identifying their basic aspects and by using both appropriate theoretical and experimental methods

Learning Outcomes of UE

The general objective of this course  is to teach the students how to understand or describe the macroscopic properties of material, starting  from the classic interactions between atoms.

UE Content: description and pedagogical relevance

This unit consists of a learning activity called statistical physics which consists of lessons of theory and lessons of exercises. The program will consist of: foundations of Statistical Physics; equilibrium statistical ensembles (microcanonical, canonical, grand-canonical); the concept of entropy; ideal gases of atoms and molecules; ideal quantum gases of bosons and fermions; introduction to phase transitions and irreversible processes.

Prior Experience

Not applicable.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face-to-face

Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-022C. Ngô, H. Ngô, "Physique Statistique", Dunod (2008).

Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-022Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-022K. Huang, "Statistical Mechanics", John Wiley & Sons (1987).

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

Term 1 Assessment - type

AAType(s) and mode(s) of Q1 assessment
  • Written examination - Face-to-face
  • Oral examination - Face-to-face

Term 1 Assessment - comments

AATerm 1 Assessment - comments
S-PHYS-022The examination will be in two parts. The first part will be a written exam solving on the resolution of some problems. The second part will be an oral exam.

Resit Assessment - Term 1 (B1BA1) - type

AAType(s) and mode(s) of Q1 resit assessment (BAB1)
  • N/A - Néant

Term 3 Assessment - type

AAType(s) and mode(s) of Q3 assessment
  • Written examination - Face-to-face
  • Oral examination - Face-to-face

Term 3 Assessment - comments

AATerm 3 Assessment - comments
S-PHYS-022Same as in the first session.
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de dernière mise à jour de la fiche ECTS par l'enseignant : 16/05/2022
Date de dernière génération automatique de la page : 03/02/2023
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