PHYS 217


Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-1-1

Ideal gas laws. Laws of Thermodynamics. Temperature and entropy. Thermodynamic potentials such as free energy and their use. Heat engines and Carnot cycles. Introductory statistical physics: Maxwell and Boltzmann distributions. Microscopic derivations of thermodynamic properties such as heat capacities.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PHYS 217, PHYS 317.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Physics offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Summer Fall Spring

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