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PHYS416 — Fall 2013

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 2013

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

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