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CHEM 4605 - Statistical Mechanics

Credit(s): 3
Lecture Hour(s): 3
Lecture Hours Schedule Type: Lecture
This course examines the postulates of classical statistical mechanics, micro/grand-canonical, distributions, and connections with thermodynamics. Applications to lattice vibrations, ideal gas, photon gas, and quantum statistical mechanics will be discussed. This course will explore topics in the fermi and bose systems, cluster expansions, van der Waals equation, and the mean-field theory. 

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3601  or PHYS 3601  with a grade of C- or higher. 
Note: PHYS 4605 and CHEM 4605 are identical courses. Only one of these courses will count towards GPA calculation and graduation. 

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