Quantum and Thermal Physics
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 Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. Applications of these ideas to systems of many spins, oscillators, and particles will be considered in detail.
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- 2nd year
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38.4L: LEC0101: MWF9 OR LEC0102: M4, W4, R4 12.8P: W9-12/W2-5 12.8T: M10/M2/M4/T12/T1/W2/W3/R2/F10/F4 Students/TAs: Room information available on ACORN (https://www.acorn.utoronto.ca/) Instructors: Room information available in the LSM Portal (https://lsm.utoronto.ca/lsm_portal)
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