UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

PHYS4311 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 4311 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3 semester hours) Study of the elements of thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and statistical mechanics; the concepts of temperature, entropy, phase transitions, transport phenomena, partition functions, statistical ensembles; the Maxwell Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein distributions; and the equipartition theorem. Applications of the theories will be considered. Corequisite: PHYS 3311 or PHYS 3411. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326 or PHYS 2422. (3-0) Y