Module Identifier PH31510  
Module Title THERMAL PHYSICS 2  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Eleri Pryse  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Sian A Jones  
Pre-Requisite Core Physics Modules at Levels 1 & 2  
Course delivery Lecture   20 lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 workshops  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours End of semester examinations for MPhys students. 2 hours for BSc students  80%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Example sheet 1 Deadline (by week of Semester): Week 510%
Semester Assessment Course Work: Example sheet 2 Deadline (by week of Semester): Week 1010%

Learning outcomes

After taking this module students should be able to:

Brief description

This module aims to:
a) build on the introductory thermodynamics course, introducing such ideas as phase changes and chemical potential.
b) introduce phenomena that occur at low temperatures, and to explain these from both a macroscopic and a microscopic point of view.
c) introduce the concepts of statistical mechanics, and use these in particular to investigate the properties of matter.



Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
C. Finn Thermal Physics Chapman Hall
D.H. Trevana Statistical Mechanics Ellis Horwood
** Supplementary Text
A. Kent Experimental Low-Temperature Physics MacMillan
T Guenault Statistical Physics
P. Reidi Thermal Physics Oxford Scientific


This module is at CQFW Level 6