Fundamental in Physics - I


Fundamental in Physics – I (4 ECTS) – LC: 20h ; TC: 20h 
  • Coordinator: Guillaume Patanchon (U. Paris Diderot)
  • Teachers: Guillaume Patanchon (U. Paris Diderot), Cyrille Rosset (CNRS)
  • Lecture Class: 20h - Tutorial Class: 20h
  • This includes three separate modules:
    • Statistical Physics: thermodynamics, microcanonical ensemble, canonical and grand-canonical ensembles, quantum gas. Goal is to define thermodynamical quantities such as entropy, temperature, chemical potential. Applications: ideal gas, crystals (Einstein model).
    • Applied electromagnetism: Maxwell's equations, propagation of light in continuous media, continuity equations, Fresnel coefficients (to be coordinate with Bachelor program).
    • Introduction to quantum mechanics.