PHYS 403 - Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Fall (3) Qazilbash Prerequisite(s): PHYS 201
Introduction to quantum statistical mechanics and thermal physics. Definitions of accessible quantum states, entropy, free energy, temperature and partition function for noninteracting systems. Derivation and interpretation of the physical and thermodynamic properties of classical and quantum gases, solids, thermal radiation and diffusive equilibrium.