Courses of Study 2019-2020 
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Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEP 4230 - Statistical Thermodynamics

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

Prerequisite: junior level QM, E&M, and mathematics at the level of AEP 3610 , AEP 3550 AEP 3200 , and AEP 4200 .

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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