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PHYS 252 Physics IV: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Faculty: Physics Faculty
Content: The phenomena of heat from macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. Temperature, equilibrium, thermal energy, internal energy, heat flow, entropy, extraction of work from engines. Phenomena described macroscopically by the laws of thermodynamics and microscopically by densities of accessible states, probabilities, ensembles, distribution functions. Application to the condensed states of matter and transport phenomena.
Prerequisites: PHYS 152.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.


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