PHYS 520 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Examines thermodynamic systems and processes; four laws of thermodynamics, equations of state for ideal and real gases, and magnetic systems; internal energy, enthalpy, entropy and free energy, kinetic energy, and applications. Computers will be used to deal with statistical mechanics.
Prerequisites: GrS; 2 semesters of general physics and 12 credits of calculus.
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