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PHYS 346.00 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 036

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 61863

Helen K Minsky

The fundamentals of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics; heat engines and refrigerators; the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; the various canonical distributions; the statistical concepts of temperature and entropy; Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein distributions with applications to black-body radiation, phonons, and electrons in solids; the Ising model; and an introduction to critical phenomena.

Prerequisite: Physics 226 or 228

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