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 2008
1
Benny Davidovitch
MWF 9:05
HAS 242
Spring 2007
1
Benny Davidovitch
MWF 9:05-9:55
HAS 242
Spring 2006
1
Boris Svistunov
MWF 9:05-9:55
HAS 242
Fall 2005 Boris Svistunov
Spring 2005 Boris Svistunov
MWF 9:05-9:55
Has 242
Spring 2004 Boris Svistunov
MWF 9:05
Has 242
Spring 2003 Robert Guyer
MWF 9:05
Has 242
Spring 2002 Robert Guyer
MWF 9:05
Has 242
Spring 2001 Eugene Golowich
MWF 9:05
LGRT 202