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PHYS515 — Fall 2023

PHYS515: Thermal and Statistical Physics (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

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

PHYS 310 and 344. Coreq. 360 and 330
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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.



Textbook(s) for Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
An Introduction to Thermal Physics Daniel V. Schroeder 9780192895547 Oxford University Press, USA Required

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