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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Physics (PHYS)

PHYS

3164

Thermal and Statistical Physics

Thermal & Statistical Physics

Fall 2015

3

Course Type

Lecture

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Letter Grade

No

No

PHYS 1023 or PHYS 1023W; and MATH 2184 and MATH 3342; or permission of the instructor

Corequisites

15

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Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?

Yes

PHYS 2164 - Thermal and Statistical Physics

No

Fee Type

No

Principles and application of thermodynamics to reversible and irreversible processes, with derivation from statistical postulates applied to the microscopic behavior of large systems at or near equilibrium. Topics include equilibrium thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory of gases.

- To understand fundamental concepts of thermal and statistical physics, as well as the connection of microscopic degrees of freedom to macroscopic phenomena. - To acquire the ability to derive macroscopic observables from microscopic physics and to derive and make use of the relationships of these macroscopic observables.

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