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PHY-806 Thermal Physics
Campus SNS
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Thermal Physics
Course Code PHY-806
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives
Detail Content The zeroth, first, second and third laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, heat and entropy; the internal energy and extensive and intensive variables; laws of radiation; the Maxwell relations. The thermodynamic potentials. Phase and phase transitions. Probability distributions; the Maxwell distribution; distributions in phase space; fluctuations. Ensembles; Liouville’s theorem; statistical interpretation of entropy; the microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles; quantum statistics, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; fermions and bosons; Fermi and Bose degenerate gases.
Text/Ref Books Main Textbook: Thermal Physics
Author: P.M. Morse
Publisher: W.A. Benjamin Inc. 1969

Textbooks: Fundamentals of Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics
Author: B.N. Roy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2003
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Professor Asghar Qadir
PhD, Physics (London, UK)

Discipline: Astrophysics, Cosmology and Relativity