Statistical Physics & Thermodynamics from Beginner to Expert
What you'll learn
- Basics: Tutorial of classical mechanics and statistics
- Theory: Statistical physics of isolated, closed & open systems
- Application: Thermodynamics with many examples
- Advanced project: Phase transitions based on statistical physics and Monte Carlo algorithms
- Basics about derivatives and integrals (College level)
- For everything else there will be a whole tutorial section
This course is for everyone who wants to learn about statistical physics!
A bit of college mathematics (basic derivatives) is all you need to know!
Understanding the motion of a single object is possible using the laws of classical mechanics. However, when we want to consider billions of particles at the same time, we need a new method: Statistical physics. The theory behind this approach is fascinating due to its simplicity. Still, it allows to correctly predict the laws of thermodynamics.
You are kindly invited to join this carefully prepared course in which we derive the following concepts from scratch. I will present examples and have prepared quizzes and exercises for all topics.
Optional tutorial of the essential basics (2 hours)
Laws of classical mechanics
Statistics & stochastics
Theory of statistical physics (3 hours)
Isolated, closed and open systems (micro canonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles)
Probability density, partition function and average values
Applications and examples (6 hours)
Entropy, temperature and the laws of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic properties of gases
At the end of the course there is even an optional section in which we simulate a phase transition using python. This is state of the art research!
My name is Börge Göbel and I am a postdoc working as a scientist on theoretical magnetism. Therefore, I use statistical physics very often but I have not forgotten the time when I learned about this theory and still remember the problems that I and other students had.
I have refined my advisor skills as a tutor of Bachelor, Master and PhD students in theoretical physics and have other successful courses here on Udemy.
I hope you are excited and I kindly welcome you to our course!
Who this course is for:
- Students in science & engineering
- Everyone who knows about classical mechanics and wonders what comes next
Hi, my name is Börge, I am a theoretical physicist working in the field for more than 10 years. I have been supervising several Bachelor, Master and PhD students and I am an experienced instructor on physics, mathematics and programming-related topics and want to spark your excitement for science. I will help you to become knowledgeable and successful in the STEM fields. Understanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics basically guarantees you to have a successful career and to be able to make the world a better place. However, getting into these extremely fascinating topics can be frustrating: They are often taught either too loosely or with a too strong focus on the mathematics.
My all-in-one courses are exactly the courses I wish I had when I was first getting into university-level mathematics, physics & programming!
You will benefit no matter what your skill level is: from ‘interested newcomer’ to ‘experienced university student’. Each beginner friendly course (mathematical basics included) condenses more than a whole semester of university to about 10h-20h of time-efficient videos, exercises, quizzes, and real-world examples.
Join 6,000+ happy students today in one of my comprehensive 5-star courses. I am excited to go on this journey together with you :-)
Career as a scientist
Dr. Börge Göbel is a tutor and scientist working in theoretical physics. For his post-doctoral research position in quantum physics at a German university, he has to use and refine his programming (mostly Python and Mathematica), mathematics and physics skills on a daily basis. His 30+ original research publications in the most prestigious and renowned journals (including Nature & Science publishing groups) have been cited 1,000+ times and he has collaborated with outstanding researchers (including Nobel prize laureates) from all over the world.
The secret to do research successfully is not to hole up in complicated equations but to make the difficult concepts simple and accessible – to oneself and to others :-)
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