The quantum statistical basis of macroscopic systems; definition of entropy in terms of the number of accessible states of a many particle system leading to simple expressions for absolute temperature, the canonical distribution, and the laws of thermodynamics. Specific effects of quantum statistics at high densities and low temperatures.
- PHY132H1/152H1, (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
- Recommended preparation
['Thermal Physics by Schroeder.']
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
- course title
- year of study
- 2nd year
- time and location
24L: LEC0101: MR10, Room: MP203, In Person LEC9101: MR10, Online Synchronous 12T: M12/M2/R12/F3 Room: TBA, In Person M12/M2/R12/F3, Online Synchronous At this time, the University has not made a final decision about course delivery for the Winter 2021 term. The Faculty of Arts & Science will be updating Winter term course delivery information based on public health guidelines.