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2012-2013 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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PHY 360 - Statistical Thermodynamics

Basic concepts of heat, thermodynamics and statistical physics for students of applied and theoretical physics. Temperature, equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, properties and behavior of pure substances, ideal gases, and mixtures. Introduction to statistical physics including statistical ensembles, probability, kinetic theory, heat capacity, and ideal gas velocity distributions. (4-0-0) Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: PHY 231.

Credits: 4

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