MEC E 683 - Statistical Mechanics with Applications

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Engineering

Review of classical mechanics and thermodynamics concepts; introduction to principles of statistical mechanics; concepts of ensembles and ensemble average; probability function and partition function in different ensembles; calculation of thermodynamic quantities from statistical mechanics; applications to polymer elasticity, cell mechanics, fracture mechanics and theories of electrolytic solutions; Monte-Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations in different ensembles. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.