Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS 430 - Thermal and Statistical Physics I


Prerequisite, PHYS 201  or PHYS 207 . Students learn the principles and applications of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Topics include probability and statistics, two-state systems, entropy, laws of thermodynamics, ideal gases, calorimetry, heat engines and refrigerators, and equilibrium statistical ensembles of classical systems. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits