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Fall 2010-2011
PHY 301 (STX)  

Thermal Physics

Lyman A. Page

A unified introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, both classical and quantum. Topics include heat engines, kinetic theory, black-body radiation, ideal Fermi and Bose gases and phase transitions.

Sample reading list:
Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 2%
Problem set(s) - 28%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY 104 or 106; PHY 208.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
25268 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Lewis Library   138   Enrolled:51 Limit:60