PHYS 427 -

Semesters Offered

Official Description

Equilibrium thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory of gases. A unified treatment is used in that the principles of heat and thermodynamics are discussed along with statistical postulates and the microscopic approach of introductory quantum mechanics. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both PHYS 427 and any of ME 404, CHEM 444, MSE 500. Prerequisite: PHYS 213, PHYS 214, and PHYS 325.


4 hours


Thermal Physics. 1st ed. Addison Wesley
Thermal Physics. 2nd ed. W.H. Freeman (recommended)