PHYS 4230

PHYS 4230

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Quantum statistical basis for equilibrium thermodynamics, microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, and partition functions. Classical and quantum ideal gases, paramagnetic and multiple-state systems. Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein statistics and applications. Introduction to systems of interacting particles. At the level of Introductory Statistical Mechanics by Bowley and Sanchez.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: junior level quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and mathematics at the level of  AEP 3610, AEP 3550, AEP 3200 and AEP 4200 .

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, PHS-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AEP 4230AEP 5230

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5606 PHYS 4230   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  5607 PHYS 4230   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person