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PHYS416 — Fall 2022

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

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 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity Sethna, James 2nd 978-0198865254 Oxford University Press Optional
Statistical and Thermal Physics with Computer Applications Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik 978-0691137445 Princeton University Press Required

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