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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 522 - Statistical Physics


(3 units)

Prerequisites: PHYS 310 , PHYS 320 , PHYS 350 .
(Undergraduates enroll in PHYS 422 ; graduates enroll in PHYS 522.) Entropy and temperature, Boltzmann distribution and Helmholtz free energy, thermal radiation, chemical potential, Gibbs distribution, ideal gas, Fermi and Bose gases, heat and work, Gibbs free energy and chemical reactions, phase transformations and kinetic theory.

Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hrs.) PHYS 422