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PHYS.4210 Statistical Thermodynamics (Formerly 95.421/521)

Id: 001220 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

An integrated study of the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, review of the experimental foundations and historical development of classical thermodynamics; probability and statistical methods of studying macroscopic systems; atomic basis of the laws of thermodynamics and microscopic definitions of thermodynamics quantities using the method of ensembles; entropy and related quantities; TdS equations, Maxwell relations, equation of state, and applications: canonical and grand canonical ensembles; phase transitions; quantum statistics; application to radiation, magnetism, specific heats. (offered as 95.521 for graduate credit)

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 95.435 Intro Quantum Mechanics I with a 'C-' or better.

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