May 27, 2022  
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 341 - Thermal Physics II

2.00 credit hours
Interrelationships among temperature, energy, entropy and other properties of matter, examined at the microscopic level using the tools of statistical mechanics. Topics include macrostates and microstates, entropy, Boltzmann and quantum distribution functions; selected applications from paramagnetism, Einstein solids, blackbody radiation and others.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 263  or CHEM 345 ; PHYS 340  or CHEM 340 .


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