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PHYS 314       (3-0-3)             Thermal Physics

 

Basic concepts and laws of thermodynamics, thermal properties of matter, kinetic theory of gases, connection of probability and entropy, distribution functions and ensembles in statistical mechanics, elements of quantum statistics.

 

Prerequisites: PHYS 203, (PHYS 216 Or PHYS 217).

Text: Introductory Statistical Mechanics by R. Bowley & M. Sanchez, .