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PHYS416: Thermal and Statistical Physics (Honors) (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)


Fall, Class 4, cr. 4


Admission by special permission

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Thermal equililbrium, first, second and third laws of thermodynamics. Entropy. Statistical concepts of thermal physics. Microcanonical and canonical ensembles. Classical and quantum ideal gases. Chemical reactions, phase equilibria and critical phenomena.


Khlebnikov, Sergei


Textbook(s) for Fall 2014
Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Statistical Physics (Part 1) L.D. Landau & E.M. Lifshitz 3rd; (January 15, 1980) 978-0750633727 Butterworth & Heinemann Required
REQUIRED: Statistical Thermodynamics Erwin Schrodinger (1989) 978-0486661018 Dover Publications Required

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