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CH4030 Statistical Thermodynamics

Effect of molecular motions on thermodynamic functions. Effect of nuclear spin on thermodynamic functions. How calculated partition functions can provide barrier heights to internal rotations. The heat capacity of a solid (Einstein and Debye formulations).
Ensembles: canonical, microcanonical and grand canonical. Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Comparison with Bolzmannn. Bose-Einstein condensation. The thermodynamics of electrons in metals. Structure in liquids. Distribution and correlation functions. Diffraction studies on liquids.

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