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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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PHYS 335 Thermal Physics (1)

A study of systems with a large number of particles through the methods of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Topics include temperature, heat, thermal equilibrium, equipartition theorem, ideal gas, simple two state systems, entropy, heat engines, free energies, phase transformations, kinetic theory, partition functions, quantum statistics, and blackbody radiation. Laboratory.

Prerequisite: PHYS 223 and MATH 142

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Bigelow