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Physics 45100

PHYS 45100: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Temperature; equations of state; work, heat and the First Law; irreversibility, entropy and the Second Law; introduction to kinetic theory and statistical mechanics; low-temperature physics; the Third Law. Prereq.: PHYS 35100 and PHYS 35300; coreq.: MATH 39100 (required for all Physics majors). 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.