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.
- PHY132H1/152H1, (MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1
- Recommended preparation
['Thermal Physics by Schroeder.']
- Breadth requirement
- Distribution requirement
- course title
- year of study
- 2nd year
- time and location
24L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: MR10, Online Synchronous 12T: M12/M2/R12/F3, Online Synchronous Lectures will be delivered synchronously via Zoom and recorded for later viewing. Students can ask questions during the lectures by writing in the “chat" window or by using the "microphone”. A camera is not necessary. Tutorials will be online synchronous, but select recording will be made available for students of all tutorial sections to view asynchronously.