College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    May 20, 2022  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PHYS 013. Thermodynamics / Statistical Mechanics


A half-semester introductory course in thermal and statistical physics. Topics include energy, heat, work, entropy, temperature (the First, Second and “Third” Laws of Thermodynamics), heat capacity, ideal gases, paramagnetism, phase transitions, and the chemical potential. This course serves as a prerequisite for PHYS 114  and for PHYS 135 .
Prerequisite: MATH 015  
Corequisite: MATH 025  
0.5 credit.
Spring 2022. Bester.
Spring 2023. Staff.
Spring 2024. H. Smith
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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