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IAI Major Course Description - PHY913 : Introductory Thermal Physics and Other Topics

(2-4 semester credits)

A first course in thermodynamics and statistical physics using calculus. Topics must include the concept and measurement of temperature; the first and second laws of thermodynamics; entropy; ideal gases and thermal properties; and the kinetic theory of gases. At least two of the following topics must also be included: quantum mechanics, gravitation; fluid statics and motion; waves; sound; geometrical optics; physical optics; relativity.

Description reviewed and updated 04/06/2017

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