COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2020  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive MaxwellBoltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  2003  1  1  Y  
PH484  2007  2  1  Y  
MA206X  2017  2  2  Y  
PH484  2019  1  2  Y  
MA256  2018  2  3  Y  
PH484  2019  1  3  Y 
AYT  #SECT/SIZE  CPBLTY  ENRLD  WAIT  SEATS  CLOSED  CRSE DIRECTOR  DETAILS  
2023  2  1  18  18  13  0  5  N  DR KASHINSKI  Hours 
2024  2  1  18  18  14  0  4  N  Hours  
2025  2  1  18  18  14  0  4  N  DR PFENNING  Hours 
2026  2  1  18  18  10  0  8  N  DR KASHINSKI  Hours 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2013  2  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive MaxwellBoltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  2003  1  1  Y  
PH484  2007  2  1  Y  
MA206X  2017  2  2  Y  
PH484  2019  1  2  Y  
MA256  2018  2  3  Y  
PH484  2019  1  3  Y 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2007  2  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=3.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive MaxwellBoltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  2003  1  1  Y  
PH363  2006  1  1  Y  
PH365  2004  1  1  Y 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2004  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=2.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive MaxwellBoltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  2003  1  1  Y  
MA363  2003  2  1  Y  
PH365  2004  1  1  Y  
MA206  2003  1  2  Y  
MA364  2003  1  2  Y  
PH365  2004  1  2  Y 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2003  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=2.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy, and heat capacity. Emphasis is placed on the calculation of the canonical and grand canonical partition functions for various model physical systems. Particular attention is focused on three ideal gas systems: a gas consisting of massive MaxwellBoltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  2003  1  1  Y  
MA363  2003  2  1  Y  
PH365  1983  1  1  Y  
PH484  2000  2  1  Y  
MA206  2003  1  2  Y  
MA364  2003  1  2  Y  
PH365  1983  1  2  Y  
PH484  2000  2  2  Y 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  2000  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=2.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  
This course applies basic concepts of probability and statistics to systems consisting of a large number of microscopic particles to determine measurable macroscopic quantities such as temperature, pressure, energy and heat capacity from a knowledge of the microscopic energy levels of the constituent particles. After a brief review of elementary probability concepts, the course develops, in turn, MaxwellBoltzmann, BoseEinstein and FermiDirac statistics, and applies these formalisms to the study of, respectively, an ideal gas of weakly interacting classical particles, of massless bosons (photons), and of massive fermions (electrons in a metal). Also discussed are topics from classical thermodynamics, including heat engines and phase equilibria.  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
One inclass laboratory exercise. 
TYPE  COURSE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  TRACK  RED BOOK FLG 
CO REQUISITE  
PH484  2000  2  1  Y  
PRE REQUISITE  
MA206  1992  1  1  Y  
MA363  1989  1  1  Y  
PH365  1983  1  1  Y  
MA206  1992  1  2  Y  
MA364  1992  2  2  Y  
PH365  1983  1  2  Y 
COURSE  TITLE  EFF YEAR  EFF TERM  DEPARTMENT  CREDIT HOURS  
PH481  STATISTICAL PHYSICS  1980  1  Physics and Nuclear Engineering  3.0 (BS=2.0, ET=1.0, MA=0.0)  
SCOPE  


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  
None 