PHYB52H3 Thermal Physics

The quantum statistical basis of macroscopic systems; definition of entropy in terms of the number of accessible states of a many particle system leading to simple expressions for absolute temperature, the canonical distribution, and the laws of thermodynamics. Specific effects of quantum statistics at high densities and low temperatures.

Prerequisite: 

[ PHYA21H3 or PHY132H or (PHY138Y) or PHY152H] and MATB41H3

Corequisite: 
Exclusion: 

PHY252H

Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences