Courses: Statistical & Thermodynamics (PHYSB303001)

Fall 2010

Class Number: 1368
This course presents the statistical description of the macroscopic states of classical and quantum systems, including conditions for equilibrium, the microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles, and Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac and Maxwell Boltzmann statistics. The statistical basis of classical thermodynamics is investigated. Examples and applications are drawn from among solid state physics, low temperature physics, atomic and molecular physics, electromagnetic waves and cosmology. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: PHYS 214. Corequisite: PHYS 306. (staff ) Alternates between Bryn Mawr and Haverford; 2010-11 at Bryn Mawr.
Prerequisite: PHYS 214. Corequisite: PHYS 306; Enrollment Limit: 0.;
Enrollment Limit Criteria: Class Year Junior/Senior;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1368

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Matlin,Mark

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK337

Meeting Times

TTH 11:30am-1:00pm