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PHYS 340 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics


Units: 3
Connection between macroscopic properties of light and matter and microscopic characteristics of their constituent particles is explored. Topics of study include microstates/macrostates, energy, temperature, heat, entropy, the canonical ensemble and partition function, quantum degenerate gases, chemical equilibrium, and phase transitions.

Prerequisites: MATH 230, and PHYS 137 or PHYS 126.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHYS 3151 and PHYS 3152.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).



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