Courses: Statistical & Thermodynamics (PHYSB303001)

Fall 2012

Class Number: 1364
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. Alternates between Bryn Mawr and Haverford; 2012-13 at Bryn Mawr. Prerequisite: PHYS 214. Corequisite: PHYS 306. Haverford: Natural Science (NA)

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1364NA

Department

Physics (Web site)

Taught By

Department staff,TBA

Location

Bryn Mawr, PK337

Meeting Times

TTH 11:15am-12:45pm