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PHY806 Thermal Physics
Campus
SNS
Programs
PG
Session
Fall Semester 2016
Course Title
Thermal Physics
Course Code
PHY806
Credit Hours
30
PreRequisutes
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, FermiDirac and BoseEinstein 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