About This Course
Basic principles of thermal and statistical physics; laws of thermodynamics; equilibrium and irreversibility; cyclic processes; ensembles; thermodynamic potentials; canonical distribution; equipartition theorem; Maxwell distribution; phase changes; applications.
Course At A Glance
First course in an introductory, algebra-based, physics sequence for college students. Topics include mechanics, heat, thermodynamics, sound, and waves. Laboratory.
Second course in an introductory, algebra- based, physics sequence for college students. Topics include electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Laboratory.
Supplements Physics 211-212. Selected topics in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics with the application of calculus in physics.
A continuation of the study of single-variable calculus, and a study of multivariable calculus. Topics include parametric equations, polar coordinates, vectors, and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, Lagrange multipliers, double and triple integrals, and line integrals.