Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 27, 2021  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue
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PHY 300 - Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics (4 Cr.)


A calculus-based course in which the basic concepts of thermodynamics are introduced from the microscopic point of view. Methods of statistical physics are used to define entropy and temperature, heat and work, and ideal gas behavior. Applications to chemical reactions, Fermi and Bose systems in condensed matter physics, and phase transformations are discussed. The course includes an introduction to relevant mathematical topics from probability and statistics. Prerequisite: PHY 281 (inactive course) or permission of instructor. Fall semester. Markovic.



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