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PHYS 4600 Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (Fall: 4 )

Course Description

The results of classical thermodynamics are deduced from a statistical basis, including the concepts of temperature and entropy, and the three laws of thermodynamics. Applications to ideal and real gases. Basic elements of statistical mechanics, including the canonical ensemble, partition function, equipartition theorem and Maxwell velocity distribution. Simple application of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac Statistic.

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-14