PHY-423: Statistical Physics

Thermodynamic and statistical descriptions of many particle systems. The laws of thermodynamics. Entropy. Free energies. Macrostates and microstates. Canonical and microcanonical probability distributions. Phase transitions. Application to various systems, including classical and quantum gases, solids.
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
Physics 284 and Math 233, or consent of instructor
Semester(s) offered: 
Spring

Course Schedules

Semester Sec Instructor Times / Rm
Spring 2018
1
Patrick Draper
MWF 9:05-9:55am
HAS 113
Spring 2017
1
Patrick Draper
MWF 9:05-9:55am
HAS 138
Spring 2016
1
Jonathan Machta
MWF 9:05
HASA 113
Spring 2015 Jonathan Machta
MWF 9:05-9:55
HAS 113
Spring 2014
1
Jonathan Machta
MWF 9:05
HASA 113
Spring 2013
1
Jonathan Machta
MWF 9:05
HASA 113
Spring 2012
1
Lori Goldner
MWF 9:05
HASA 113
Spring 2011
1
Lori Goldner
MWF 9:05-9:55
HASA 113
Spring 2010 Lori Goldner
MWF 9:05
HASA 113
Spring 2009
1
Benny Davidovitch
MWF 9:05
HAS 242