PHYS 114. Statistical Physics
The statistical behavior of classical and quantum systems; temperature and entropy; equations of state; engines and refrigerators; statistical basis of thermodynamics; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; phase transitions; statistics of bosons and fermions; black body radiation; electronic and thermal properties of quantum liquids and solids.
Prerequisite: PHYS 013 , PHYS 111 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
Spring 2021. Bester.
Spring 2022. Graves.
Spring 2023. Graves.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
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