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Ideal Quantum Gases

Robert H. Swendsen

in An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199646944
eISBN:
9780191775123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter develops the basic equations that will be used to analyse the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein gases. The representation of many-particle states in terms of products of single-particle ... More


The Classical Ideal Gas: configurational Entropy

Robert H. Swendsen

in An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199646944
eISBN:
9780191775123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter uses discrete probability theory to calculate the distribution of particles between two subsystems in a composite system. Following Boltzmann's 1877 definition of entropy, this leads to ... More


The Classical Ideal Gas: Configurational Entropy

Robert H. Swendsen

in An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198853237
eISBN:
9780191887703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853237.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter derives the part of the entropy that is generated by the positions of particles, or the configurational entropy. The remaining part of the entropy, which is generated by the momenta of ... More


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