PHYS 641 - Statistical Physics

Overview

Course Title

Statistical Physics

Department(s)

Description

Maxwellian distribution of velocities, molecular motion, and temperature; elementary theory of the transport of momentum (viscosity), energy (heat), and matter (diffusion). Entropy and probability; Maxwell- Boltzmann statistics, equipartition of energy and classical theory of heat capacity of gases and solids. Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics; quantum theory of paramagnetism.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

4

Maximum Units

4

Academic Progress Units

4

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

4

Requisites

009077

Course Schedule