PH3782 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor and Gibbs factor are developed from a quantum point of view. Blackbody radiation, chemical potential, partition function, Gibbs sum and applications to an ideal gas are covered. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics and applications to degenerate systems; Gibbs free energy, Helmholtz free energy, enthalpy, kinetic theory, phase transformations, chemical reactions.

Prerequisite

PH2652

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

Quarter Offered

  • Winter