Statistical and Thermal Phys (PHYS 371.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHYS 371 02 January 2019 John Tse
PHYS 371 02 January 2018 Kaori Tanaka
PHYS 371 02 January 2017 Kaori Tanaka
PHYS 371 02 January 2016


Following a brief introduction to basic probability concepts the course applies statistical ideas to systems of particles in equilibrium so as to develop the basic notions of statistical mechanics. Macroscopic and microscopic aspects are discussed and illustrated in detail. Topics covered include partition functions, specific heats of molecules, effusion, quantum statistics of ideal gases, systems of interacting particles and chemical equilibrium.

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PHYS 383.

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