Duration : 30 hours
ECTS Credits : 3.5
Semester : S6
Person(s) in charge :
Emilie Gaudry, Associate Professor,
Keywords : Global behavior of complex systems, quantum and classic systems, Modelling
Prerequisites : Quantum physics(TCS12), Statistics (TCS15), Physics level of Preparatory classes
Deduct properties from macroscopic scaled systems with laws that rule elementary matter at microscopic scales.
Program and Content :
Statistical physics is a part from Physics that studies the global behavior of systems made of a lot of particles, with the aim to establish a link between macroscopical physics and microscopical laws that rule the elementary constituents of these macroscopical systems. It was initially developed to explain Thermodynamics, but then grew up to model complex systems, in-which particles can be concrete objects (electron, atoms, molecules, grains of sand) but also more abstract objects (economical agents, bits of information). Hence statistical physics remains one of the pillar of modern physics. Crossing many areas, it is still facing major scientific challenges with strong societal issues. It is then a key discipline for the engineers of the next century.
1 - Introduction
The content may be seen in a different order, depending on scheduling constraints.
Description and operational verbs
The fundamental postulate, fundamental concepts and models developed in the course.
Different fundamental models developed in the course, with their hypothesis and the validity of the forecasts they allow to obtain.
The general method of a resolution of a problem in Statistical physics,
The modelling approach to understand, use, predict, a given physical property.
A complex system to turn it into a system which can be processed.
Data gathered to prepare a poster on a topic directly linked to both the biggest scientific and technological applications of Statistical physics
Relevance of a result
Gestion des contenus