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PHY 462 - Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics


An introduction to the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics. For students concentrating in physics and those contemplating advanced study in related fields of science and engineering. Maxwell-Boltzman distribution law, entropy and probability, transport phenomena, quantum statistics, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, the connection between statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, the equation of state, the elementary electron theory of metals and statistical methods in nuclear physics.

Credit Hours: 3 hrs
Prerequisites:   and  
Graduate Credit: This is an undergraduate course available to graduate students for graduate credit.
Last Updated: Graduate Credit 07/2011; Links 06/2011


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