Physics 127a: Class Notes
Lecture 13: Ideal Quantum Gases
Quantum States Consider an ideal gas in a box of sides L with periodic boundary conditions (x + L, y, z) = (x, y, z) etc. (1)
For a single par
Physics 127a: Class Notes
Lecture 12: Quantum Statistical Mechanics
Basic Expressions The results we have found for classical statistical mechanics have corresponding ones when quantum mechanics is im
Physics 127a: Class Notes
Lecture 3: Motivation for Fundamental Postulate (Classical)
Hamiltonian formulation of the dynamics For N particles there are 3N coordinates q1 , q2 . . . q3N and 3N conjugat