Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

PHYS515 (PHYS51500)


Spring (starting in Spring 2011), Class 3, cr. 3


PHYS 310 and 344. Coreq. 360 and 330


Equilibrium states, the concept of heat, and the laws of thermodynamics; the existence and properties of the entropy and free energies; different thermodynamic potentials and their uses; phase diagrams and phase transitions; introduction to statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics; treatment of ideal gases.

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