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Spring 2013
Apr 17,2014
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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

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physics Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR PHYS 350

General Requirements:
Course or Test: PHYS 115
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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