PHYS*2240 Thermal Physics

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Fall 2018

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This course will introduce students to the basic ideas of thermal physics, including temperature, heat, work, thermal and diffusive equilibrium, and the Boltzmann distribution. The statistical basis for entropy and for thermodynamics will be discussed. Applications of thermodynamics to both non-interacting and interacting systems will be presented.

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Course Prerequisites

(1 of IPS*1510, MATH*1210, MATH*2080), (IPS*1500 or PHYS*1080)



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