ECE 403 – LEC,TUT 0.50 – Course ID: 007444 – Thermal Physics

Temperature and thermodynamic equilibrium. Work, internal energy and heat; first law, with examples. Kinetic theory of gases. Basic probability theory. Microscopic states and entropy. Absolute temperature, reversibility and the second law. Thermodynamic Functions and Maxwell’s relations. Phase transitions. Third Law. Other applications of thermodynamics. [Formerly PHYS 258. Offered: W,S] Prereq: (PHYS 112 or 122) or (ECE 105, 106); ((MATH 227 or 237 or 247); MATH 228 or AMATH 250)) or MATH 211. Antireq: CHEM 254, ECE 309, ME 250, 354, SYDE 381.(Cross-listed with PHYS 358)




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