Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: PHYS 2220 and MATH 2250.
Description
Principles of thermodynamics, including laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, entropy,TdS equations, phase transitions, Clapeyron's equation, electric and nuclear magnetism, adiabatic demagnetization, and negative temperatures. Introduction to classical statistical mechanics, basic ideas, simple applications, and the relation of microscopic dynamics to thermodynamics