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PHYS 427 - Thermal & Statistical Physics

Last offered Fall 2022

Official Description

Equilibrium thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory of gases. A unified treatment is used in that the principles of heat and thermodynamics are discussed along with statistical postulates and the microscopic approach of introductory quantum mechanics. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both PHYS 427 and any of ME 404, CHEM 444, MSE 500. Prerequisite: PHYS 213; PHYS 214; PHYS 435 or ECE 329.

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Texts

Thermal Physics. 1st ed. Addison Wesley
Thermal Physics. 2nd ed. W.H. Freeman (recommended)

TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Thermal & Statistical PhysicsA30681OLC41100 - 1220 M W    Karin A Dahmen
Thermal & Statistical PhysicsD064574DIS01700 - 1750 T  158 Loomis Laboratory 
Thermal & Statistical PhysicsD164575DIS01800 - 1850 T  158 Loomis Laboratory