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|PHYS 350 - THERMODYNAMICS|
This course is an introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Some of the basic concepts such as temperature, heat, internal energy, entropy and multiplicity will be introduced. The theory will be demonstrted through examples such as magnetic spin systems and harmonic oscillator. This will be followed by introducing the partition function and free energy. Various quantities will be calculated using the partition function. Then, phonons and Debye's theory will be studied. We will investigate chemical potential and its connection with entropy. The course will end by studying heat engines, and phase transformations. Several laws are applied in the discussion of heat engines and some famous examples will be given for phase transformations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
FOR PHYS 350
Course or Test: PHYS 115
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
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