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Physics 4153: Statistical Physics & Thermodynamics
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Course Goals:

  • To understand the most important physical quantities that characterize the bulk properties of (macroscopic) matter and the relationships between these quantities.
  • To understand the laws of thermodynamics and how they regulate macroscopic physical processes, with special attention to energy, volume, and particle exchange between systems and to transformations of energy.
  • To develop tools for characterizing bulk matter at the macroscopic level.
  • To understand the relationship between the microscopic view (statistical mechanics) and the macroscopic view (thermodynamics) of matter.
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