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PHYS 205: Thermal Physics

Thermal Physics

PHYS 205: Thermal Physics


Physics 120 or Physics 110 and 130 and 12 credits

Mathematics 213

This is an intermediate level course in thermal physics. Topics include: fundamentals of thermodynamics and introductory statistical mechanics, heat transfer, entropy, kinetic theory of gases, gas laws, reversible processes and work, laws of thermodynamics, heat engines, free energy, phase transitions, chemical potentials, Boltzmann statistics, and quantum statistics.