Syllabus for 2020 Thermal and Statistical Physics

Course name:
Capstones in Physics: Thermal and Statistical Physics
Course number:
PH 441
Instructor:
David Roundy
Course credits:
3
Class meeting times:
3 hours of lecture per week
Prerequisites:
Recommended PH423, PH451
Course description:
Entropy and quantum mechanics; canonical Gibbs probability; ideal gas; thermal radiation; Einstein and Debye lattices; grand canonical Gibbs probability; ideal Fermi and Bose gases; chemical reactions and phase transformations.
Learning outcomes:
Course content:
See also course schedule.
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