College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

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. Offered every Spring.
Prerequisite: Any one of PHYS 111 , PHYS 113 , or PHYS 107 .
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Spring 2024. Smith, H.
Spring 2025. Raithel.
Spring 2026. Raithel.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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