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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 4409 [0.5 credit]

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

The three Laws of Thermodynamics, enthalpy, Helmholtz and Gibbs functions. Equilibrium statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics. Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics.
Precludes additional credit for PHYS 3402 and PHYS 4407.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3701 (may be taken concurrently), MATH 2004 and MATH 3705, or permission of the Department.

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