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PHY252H1
Thermal Physics

Official description

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.

Prerequisite
PHY132H1/152H1, (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
Co-requisite
MAT235Y1/237Y1/257Y1
Exclusion
n.a.
Recommended preparation
n.a.
Textbook
                            ['Thermal Physics by Schroeder.']
                        
Breadth requirement
BR=5
Distribution requirement
DR=SCI
course title
PHY252H1
session
winter
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.
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Delivery Methods

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Online - Synchronous
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Asynchronous
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