**Physics 4302 Assumed Physics & Math Levels****Course Pre-Requisites**- This is the standard
Statistical & Thermal Physics course for Physics majors.*Junior-Senior* - Students in other areas (math, engineering, chemistry) sometimes take it & are welcome.
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- A knowledge of vector calculus & differential equations is assumed!
- A knowledge of the mathematics of probability & statistics would be nice, but isn't required. We'll spend a few lectures at the beginning introducing the needed concepts. A knowledge of elementary Thermodynamics & Classical Mechanics (at the level of Physics 1408) is assumed. A knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics (at the level of Physics 2402) is also assumed.
- This is a Junior/Senior course!!
- The
text is at a
level somewhere between some undergraduate & some graduate
texts. The
math in the text can be tedious. A
is to emphasize physical understanding over math. I'll often skip math details in favor of discussing*goal*. This*physics*a math course. If there is a math point you don't understand,*ISN'T*ask me about it &*please**read about it on your*! It is*own*that you not let the math get over your head to the extent that you lose sight of the*important**PHYSICS.*