Thermodynamics

PHYS 51500

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PHYS 31000 and PHYS 33000 and a course in differential equations or advanced calculus.


Equilibrium states, the concept of heat, and the laws of thermodynamics; the existence and properties of the entropy; different thermodynamic potentials and their uses; phase diagrams; introduction of statistical mechanics and its relation to thermodynamics; and treatment of ideal gases.