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...based Physics ( PHYSICS 41 Mechanics and PHYSICS 43...168, ARTSTUDI 170, ARTSTUDI 171, ARTSTUDI 181 ARTHIST...

Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements

...Physics 21-24 56-60 77-84 - PHYSICS...110 , MATH 120 , MATH 171 Mathematics up to...

CHEM 171. Physical Chemistry I. 4 Units.

Laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, phase transitions and phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, reaction rate, thermal motion and energy barriers, kinetic molecular models. The MATLAB programming language with hands-on experiences will be introduced in discussion sections and used for simulations of chemical systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 33; PHYS 41; either CME 100 or MATH 51.

PHYSICS 171. Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, and Statistical Mechanics II. 4 Units.

Mean-field theory of phase transitions; critical exponents. Ferromagnetism, the Ising model. The renormalization group. Dynamics near equilibrium: Brownian motion, diffusion, Boltzmann equations. Other topics at discretion of instructor. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 170. Recommended pre- or corequisite: PHYSICS 130.