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PHYS416 — Fall 2021

PHYS416: Thermal and Statistical Physics (Honors)

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Offering:

Fall, Class 4, cr. 4

Prerequisites:

Admission by special permission

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Description:

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.

Instructor(s):

DURBIN, STEPHEN M.

Email:

durbin@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Statistical Mechanics Entropy, order parameters, and complexity James P. Sethna 2nd 978-0198865247 Oxford University Press Required

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