2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 26, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 150 - Statistical and Thermal Physics


Introduces the concepts of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics with the goal of understanding the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of microscopic theory. Topics include probability, entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, the Boltzmann probability distribution, heat and work, and the first and second law efficiencies of simple engines.

Prerequisites: PHYS 130 .

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered in alternate years.