Middlebury

PHYS 0350

Statistical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics
This course is a study of statistical mechanics and its applications to a variety of classical and quantum systems. It includes a discussion of microstates, macrostates, and entropy, and systematically introduces the microcanonical, canonical, grand canonical, and isobaric ensembles. This underlying theory is applied to topics including classical thermodynamics, the equipartition theorem, electromagnetic blackbody radiation, heat capacities of solids, and ideal classical and quantum gases, with a focus on Bose-Einstein condensation and degenerate Fermi systems. (PHYS 0202 and PHYS 0212) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Physics
Department:
Physics
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
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Sections

Spring 2021

PHYS0350A-S21 Lecture (Graham)
PHYS0350B-S21 Lecture (Graham)

Spring 2020

PHYS0350A-S20 Lecture (Graham)

Fall 2017

PHYS0350A-F17 Lecture (Graham)

Fall 2015

PHYS0350A-F15 Lecture (Graham)

Fall 2013

PHYS0350A-F13 Lecture (Dunham)

Fall 2011

PHYS0350A-F11 Lecture (Graham)

Spring 2010

PHYS0350A-S10 Lecture (Graham)

Spring 2008

PHYS0350A-S08 Lecture (Ratcliff)

Spring 2007

PHYS0350A-S07 Lecture

Spring 2006

PHYS0350A-S06 Lecture (Graham)

Spring 2005

PHYS0350A-S05 Lecture (Graham)