Prerequisites: 74:275 or permission of Instructor.

An account of thermal physics presented from a quantum viewpoint. Topics include entropy, free energy, chemical potential, quantum distributions for fermions and bosons with applications, the ideal gas law and kinetic theory.

This course is available to students of the Chemistry department without the above prerequisites. Chemistry students should consult the Calendar entry of that department for their prerequisites.

Cross-registered with (Chemistry) 18:387.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 74:387 in the BU Course Transfer Database.