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PHYS 662. Thermal and Statistical Physics. 3 Credits.

Classical postulates and laws of thermodynamics; cyclic processes and entropy; thermodynamic potentials, equilibrium, stability, and phase transitions; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, applications to classical gases and magnets; quantum statistics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions, applications to quantum gases. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see PHYS 462.}.


...students take the 600-level of PHYS 462/662, 481/681, 485/685, and 486...