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PHYS 403 Statistical Mechanics

Principles and applications of statistical mechanics. Ideal gases, degenerate Fermi gases, Bose-Einstein condensation, black body radiation, fluctuations and phase transitions. Credit will be granted for only one of PHYS 403 or PHYS 455. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List:,215,410,414.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Pre-reqs: One of PHYS 203, ENPH 257, PHYS 257, CHEM 201, CHEM 304 and one of PHYS 304, PHYS 450, CHEM 312. (One of MATH 302, MATH 318, STAT 241, STAT 251, STAT 302 is recommended.)

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PHYS 403 201Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00