Thermal & Statistical Physics

PREREQUISITES: (PHYS-UA 105 AND PHYS-UA 106) OR (PHYS-AD 302 AND MATH-AD 121) WITH A MINIMUM GRADE OF C.

Topics include relation of entropy to probability and energy to temperature; the laws of thermodynamics; Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics; equations of state for simple gases and chemical and magnetic systems; and elementary theory of phase transitions.

Course Information

PHYS-UA 140

Undergraduate

3 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

1
Daniel Older
M: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 60FA 250
1
Daniel Older
T: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM MEYR 264
1
Paul M Chaikin
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MEYR 264