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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PH8513 - Statistical Mechanics

CATALOG DATA:
Classical and quantum statistical mechanics and statistical interpretation of thermodynamic quantities.
PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:
PH 4713 and PH 4413
OBJECTIVES:
Investigations into the classical and statistical methods of looking at quantum mechanics and thermodynamic topics
TOPICS COVERED:
  1. First and Second Law of Thermodynamics
  2. Paramagnetism
  3. Thermodynamic Systems and Heat Capacity of Solids
  4. Perfect Classical Gases and Perfect Quantal Gases
  5. Black-Body Radiation
  6. Systems with Variable Particle Numbers
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