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PHYS515 — Fall 2021

PHYS515: Thermal and Statistical Physics

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Offering:

Spring (starting in Spring 2011), Class 3, cr. 3

Prerequisites:

PHYS 310 and 344. Coreq. 360 and 330

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Description:

Equilibrium states, the concept of heat, and the laws of thermodynamics; the existence and properties of the entropy and free energies; different thermodynamic potentials and their uses; phase diagrams and phase transitions; introduction to statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics; treatment of ideal gases.

Instructor(s):

LI, TONGCANG

Email:

tcli@purdue.edu

Textbook(s) for Fall 2021

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Introduction to Thermal Physics Daniel V. Schroeder 1st edition 978-0192895547 Oxford University Press Required

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