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AEP 4230 - Statistical Thermodynamics

Fall. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: introductory three-semester physics sequence, familiarity with quantum mechanics (AEP 3620 ), and one year junior-level mathematics.

B. Kusse.

Quantum statistical basis for equilibrium thermodynamics, microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, and partition functions. Classical and quantum ideal gases, paramagnetic and multiple-state systems. Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein statistics and applications. Introduction to systems of interacting particles. At the level of Introductory Statistical Mechanics by Bowley and Sanchez.

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