Physics and Astronomy - Course Details
PHYS515: Thermal and Statistical Physics
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
|An Introduction to Thermal Physics||Daniel V. Schroeder||9780192895547||Oxford University Press, USA||Required|