PHYS 4400 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHY 64.2.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Thermodynamics; equations of state; Maxwell relations. Kinetic theory of an ideal gas; Maxwell distribution of velocities; collisions; Boltzmann H-theorem. Classical statistical mechanics; microcanonical ensemble, canonical ensemble; quantum statistical mechanics; Fermi and Bose statistics; electron gas; Bose gas; blackbody radiation.
Prerequisite: Physics 4300 [62.6].
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