Statistical and Solid State II (2304NSC)

This course builds on elementary knowledge of thermodynamics and classical and quantum mechanics to give an understanding of real substances, vital in the fields of nanoscience, nanotechnology, materials science and condensed matter (solid state) physics. The topics addressed are: relationship between microscopic structure and thermodynamic properties: microcanonical, canonical and grand ensembles; entropy; chemical potential; equipartition; Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, ideal classical and quantal gases; paramagnetism; Einstein and Debye models of lattice specific heat; black body radiation; introduction to materials; crystal bonding; crystal lattices; reciprocal lattice; diffraction; thermal properties; electronic properties including basics of Band Theory.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 1Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10825) Open Monday 10:00 - 10:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N16 0.10
Macrossan Building
Nathan Campus
Monday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N34 0.05
Science 2 Building
Nathan Campus
Wednesday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N63 0.01
Business 3 Building
Nathan Campus
Wednesday 16:00 - 16:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
N25 0.06
Science 1 Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (10824) Open Tuesday 08:00 - 08:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G27 1.13
Business 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Tuesday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G30 1.09
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus
Friday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G42 2.11
Griffith Business School
Gold Coast Campus
Friday 14:00 - 14:50
Weeks 1 - 7, 8 - 12
G40 4.113
Griffith Health Centre
Gold Coast Campus