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PH481 COURSE DETAILS


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PH481 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS


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 Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version 2020-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


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


PH481 (Version: 2013 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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 Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version: 2007 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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 Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version: 2004 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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 Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version: 2003 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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 Maxwell-Boltzmann particles, a gas consisting of massless bosons (i.e., photons), and a gas consisting of fermions.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version: 2000 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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, Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac 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.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
One in-class laboratory exercise.

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


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

PH481 (Version: 1980 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


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
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

PH481 COURSE REQUISITES


None