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Chair:
Brice Smith
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

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PHY 530 - Fundamentals of Thermodynamics

A study of the thermal properties of matter from macroscopic and molecular points of view. Topics include heat, temperature, entropy, classical and quantum statistical mechanics, and the laws and application of thermodynamics to such systems as heat pumps, engines and refrigerators.

Prerequisites: MAT 122 or MAT 237 and PHY 410, which may be taken concurrently.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code F = offered in fall
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.