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PHYS 2401 [0.5 credit] Thermal Physics

Introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Temperature and thermodynamic equilibrium. Work, internal energy and heat; first law. Kinetic theory of gases. Basic probability theory. Microscopic states and entropy. Absolute temperature, reversibility and the second law of thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes and applications.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002, or PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004, (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008 are also acceptable provided a minimum average grade of B-) ; plus MATH 1004 and MATH 1104 or MATH 1002 (no longer offered) and MATH 1102 (no longer offered), or MATH 2052 and MATH 2152.
Lectures three hours a week.

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