Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Feb 01, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 4230 - Statistical Thermodynamics

(crosslisted) PHYS 4230 
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: junior level quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and mathematics at the level of AEP 3610 , AEP 3550 , AEP 4210 , and AEP 4220 .

R. Buhrman.

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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