Academic Catalog

PHYS430 STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

Course Code: 2300430
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 10.0
Department: Physics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SAD TURGUT
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2300210 | 2300300
The course set above should be completed before taking PHYS430 STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS.

Course Content

Characteristic features of macroscopic systems, introduction to concept of ensembles, states accessible to a closed system; thermal interaction, entropy and temperature, mec-hanical and diffusive interactions, canonical ensembles and its applications, introduction to Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics.