Statistical and Thermal Physics (PHYS 371.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHYS 371 02 January 2017 Kaori Tanaka (primary instructor)
 
PHYS 371 02 January 2016 Adam Zulkoskey (primary instructor)

Description

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.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s)

PHYS 383.

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