PHYS 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Graduate)

This course develops the laws of thermodynamics from macroscopic observations and then demonstrates how they arise from the statistical, collective behavior of atoms and molecules. The statistical development encompasses classical systems (kinetic theory, transport phenomena, and ensemble theory) and quantum systems (systems of bosons and fermions). Note: This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and community college physics courses.

Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level.

Prerequisite Courses: PHYS 501 or equivalent (recommend PHYS-502, PHYS-503 or equivalents)

Related Offerings:
Physics 501 Mathematical Methods in Physics (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Fall I 2022)
Physics 502 Classical Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Fall II 2022)
Physics 503 Electromagnetism (Winter/Spring I 2022 & Winter/Spring I 2023)
Physics 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics (Winter/Spring II 2022 & Winter/Spring II 2023)
Physics 505 Quantum Mechanics II (Summer I 2022 & Summer I 2023)
Physics 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (Summer II 2022 & Summer II 2023)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Semester: Summer II 2022

Instructor: Dr. Bradley Mauger; bradley.mauger@indwes.edu; 575-551-6064

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 6/28/2022 – 8/21/2022

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

PHYS 506 Syllabus