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ChE/Ch 164
Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics
9 units (3-0-6)  | second term
Prerequisites: Ch 21 abc or instructor's permission.

An introduction to the fundamentals and simple applications of statistical thermodynamics. Foundation of statistical mechanics; partition functions for various ensembles and their connection to thermodynamics; fluctuations; noninteracting quantum and classical gases; heat capacity of solids; adsorption; phase transitions and order parameters; linear response theory; structure of classical fluids; computer simulation methods.

Instructor: Wang