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Prerequisites: "C-" or better in (PHYS 2235) AND (PHYS 2220 OR PHYS 3220 OR AP Physics C E&M score of 4+) AND (MATH 2250 OR (MATH 2270 AND MATH 2280)).
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.