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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 4230 - Statistical Thermodynamics


     
Fall. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: introductory three-semester physics sequence, AEP 3610  , AEP 3550  , AEP 4210  and AEP 4220 .

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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