University of Calgary

PHYS 449 - Statistical Mechanics I - Fall 2017

State-counting; classical distributions; origins and role of entropy; equilibrium; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles; concepts of work, heat, and temperature; equations of state; heat capacity; equipartition theorem; engines; laws of thermodynamics; non-equilibrium systems; Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; enthalpy and free energies.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Prior completion of or concurrent registration in Physics 341 is highly recommended.


  • Physics 325; and one of Applied Mathematics 219 or Mathematics 253 or 267 or 277.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2018.
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