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)
- 3 hours lectures
- Prerequisite: PHYS 232
- Restriction: Not open to students taking or having passed PHYS 362