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PHYS 333 Thermal and Statistical Physics (3 credits)

Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

Overview

Physics : Introductory equilibrium statistical mechanics. Quantum states, probabilities, ensemble averages. Entropy, temperature, Boltzmann factor, chemical potential. Photons and phonons. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; applications.

Terms: Winter 2011

Instructors: Richard Harris (Winter)

  • Winter

  • 3 hours lectures

  • Prerequisite: PHYS 232

  • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362