PHY294H1
Quantum and Thermal Physics
Official description
This course is taken by students of Engineering Science Division Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE).
The first half of the semester will continue with the development of quantum mechanics. Topics will include Shrödinger's wave mechanics, tunneling, bound states in potential wells, the quantum oscillator, and atomic spectra.
The second half of the semester will give an introduction to the basic ideas of classical statistical mechanics. Topics discussed are: the ideal gas law, its microscopic understanding, energy equipartition, the postulate of statistical mechanics, and MaxwellBoltzmann statistics. Applications of these ideas to systems of many spins, oscillators, and particles will be considered in detail.
 Prerequisite
 PHY293H1
 Corequisite
 n.a.
 Exclusion
 MIE333H1
 Recommended preparation
 MAT292H1
 Textbook

['Required:', '1. An Introduction to Thermal Physics by Daniel V. Schroeder', '2. Quantum Mechanics, 6th edition by Alastair I.M. Rae (paperback)', 'Recommended for labs:', '1. Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences by Philip R. Bevington and D. Keith Robinson (PDF downloadable)']
Additional information
Dr. Matt Russo is the Lab Coordinator and the Course Coordinator.
The PHY294H1S Labs Homepage: https://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~phy294lab/phy294lab.htm
 course title
 PHY294H1
 session
 winter
 year of study
 2nd year
 time and location

24L: LEC0101: W4  Room: MP102, R5  Room: MP103, W5  Room MP202; In Person LEC0102: T11Room: MP103, R3Room: MP103, M10Room: MP202; In Person LEC9101: W4, R5, On Line Synchronous LEC09102: M10, T11, R3, On line Synchronous PRA: W912/W14 Room: MP 222, In Person, Once every two weeks PRA: W912/W14, On line Synchronous, Once every two weeks TUT: T3/R3/T1/W3/W12/M4/T12/M3; In Person T3/R3/T1/W3/W12/M4/T12/M3; On line Synchronous
 Course URL
 http://q.utoronto.ca
 instructors