We study the relations between the micro-canonical, canonical and grand-canonical ensembles, and investigate the mathematical and numerical methods allowing to transform between them. Our main subject of interest is the Percus functional for the hard-rod potential, which is a rare example of an exact functional. After a brief introduction to the subject, we start by numerically calculating the grand-canonical partition function and then proceed to transform "downwards", first to the canonical and then to the micro-canonical ensembles, using various analytical and numerical methods.
|speaker||Emmanuel Di Bernardo|
|Contact||Département de physique, groupe Brader
Prof. Joseph Brader