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PHY-313   Thermal Physics2 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: PHY-272

Physical basis and applications of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics including temperature, heat heat engines, entropy, and free energy. The course also includes an introduction to Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Direct statistics and their application to the solution of thermal, mechanical, and electrical problems in fluids and solids. Students may enroll for the first three-fifths of the course and earn 2 units of credit, or for the full course and earn 3 units of credit.