Thermal Physics


Thermal properties of matter treated using the basic concepts of entropy, temperature, chemical potential, partition function, and free energy. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, ideal gases, thermal radiation and electrical noise, heat engines, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions, semiconductor statistics, kinetic theory, and phase transformations. Also taught as Electrical and Computer Engineering 311. Prerequisite: Physics 264L. Instructor: Socolar


Prereq: Physics 246L

Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Typically Offered
Spring Only