Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS 431 - Thermal and Statistical Physics II


Prerequisites, PHYS 430 . Students deepen their understanding of the principles and applications of classical thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Topics include equilibrium statistical ensembles of classical systems, Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, Ising spin chains, quantum Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions, phase transformations, chemical equilibrium, non-ideal gases, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits