# Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Study Materials 2020 – Download Unit wise PDFs & Important Questions

## Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Study Materials

 Name of the Subject Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Category School of Sciences Useful for B.Sc in PhysicsÂ Course Type Under Graduation Courses Article on Study Materials 2020 Study Material Format PDF Download Other Study Materials Click Here

## Statistical Mechanics Study Books

### Chapters & Topics

The Zeroth Law and the First Law

• Application of the First Law of Thermodynamics
• The First Law of Thermodynamics
• Measurement of Temperature
• Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics

The Second and the Third Laws of Thermodynamics

• Production of Low Temperatures and the Third Law
• Phase Transitions
• The Thermodynamic Potentials
• Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Elementary Kinetic Theory

• Real Gases
• Brownian Motion
• Transport Phenomena
• Ideal Gases
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Elements of Statistical Mechanics

• Quantum Statistics
• The Partition Function
• Basic Concepts of Statistical Mechanics

### Subject in the Universities

This subject will be useful to the students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Physics. The following university students can also download Thermodynamics and Statistical MechanicsÂ study materials :

• IGNOU
• Uttarakhand Open University
• University of Calicut
• Lovely Professional University
• IIT Kharagpur

### Subject in the Semesters

Thermodynamics subject will be studied by the students in the following semesters of their respective courses :

• Bachelor of Science (Physics) I Year

## Unit wise PDFs

### Important Questions

We have mentioned some of the important questions of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics subject :

• Derive the equation of state for an adiabatic process.
• Explain the adiabatic lapse rate.
• Compute expressions for the velocity of sound in air.
• Define enthalpy and use it to study chemical reactions
• State Hess’s Law.
• Explain the nature of heat?
• Explain the thermodynamic concept of work?
• Define internal energy and appreciate that it is a {unction of the state of the system.
• State the principle of measurement of temperature.
• Compare different types of methods of measurements of temperature.
• Outline the features of a perfect gas scale.
• Explain what are thermodynamic variables and identify these variables for several systems?
• Explain thermal, mechanical and chemical equilibria
• Distinguish between a reversible and an irreversible process.
• Describe the importance of a quasistatic process?
• Explain the method of adiabatic cooling?
• Define inversion temperature?
• Define the term phase equilibrium.
• Define thermodynamic potentials.
• Derive Maxwell’s relations from thermodynamics potentials.
• Define Entropy?
• Derive the connection between entropy and thermodynamic probability
• Derive the distribution function for a system obeying classical statistics.
• Explain the behavior of liquid helium at low temperatures
• Explain the concept of zero-point energy
• Explain the temperature dependence of heat capacity of electrons, and
• Predict thermodynamic functions of degenerate B.E. and F.D.gases.

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