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Thermal and Statistical Physics

PHYS 316
Spring 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: PHYS 516
Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor

Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics are pillars of physics. In this course, we conceptually focus on building the understanding of how the statistical properties of microscopic states relate to the macroscopic properties of matter. As such, the approach differs from many previous physics courses and requires a mixture of statistical and counting skills, coupled with physical intuition for the nature of matter. Focus areas include phase transitions, critical phenomena, and the statistical properties of fermions and bosons.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PHYS
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PHYS214
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MOBI-MN)(PHYS-MN)(PHYS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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