PHYS 3341

PHYS 3341

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Covers thermal physics, developing both thermodynamics and statistical mechanics simultaneously. Covers concepts of temperature, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic relations, and free energy. Applications to phase equilibrium, multicomponent systems, chemical reactions, and thermodynamic cycles. Application of statistical mechanics to physical systems, and introduction to treatment of Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac statistics with applications. Elementary transport theory. At the level of Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics by Reif.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PHYS 2214 or PHYS 2218; PHYS 3316; and MATH 2940 or MATH 2210 or MATH 2230 or MATH 2310.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6397 PHYS 3341   LEC 001

  •  6398 PHYS 3341   DIS 201