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    Feb 29, 2020  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3341 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Fall. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: PHYS 2214  or PHYS 2218 PHYS 3316 ; and MATH 2940  or MATH 2210  or MATH 2230  or MATH 2310 .

J. C. Davis.

Covers thermal physics, developing both thermodynamics and statistical mechanics simultaneously. Covers concepts of temperature, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic relations, and free energy. Applications to phase equilibrium, multicomponent systems, chemical reactions, and thermodynamic cycles. Application of statistical mechanics to physical systems, and introduction to treatment of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics with applications. Elementary transport theory. At the level of Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif.

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