PHY252H1: Thermal Physics

Hours

24L/12T

The quantum statistical basis of macroscopic systems; definition of entropy in terms of the number of accessible states of a many particle system leading to simple expressions for absolute temperature, the canonical distribution, and the laws of thermodynamics. Specific effects of quantum statistics at high densities and low temperatures.

Corequisite
Distribution Requirements
Science
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)