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PHYS 380. Thermo & Stat Mechanics


3.00
A treatment of the thermal properties of matter from both macroscopic and microscopic viewpoints. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, heat, work, internal energy, entropy, elementary statistical concepts, ensembles, classical and quantum statistics, and kinetic theory. Approximately equal attention will be given to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. PHYS 270  or consent of instructor is the prerequisite.