PHYS 427 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Description


Two 300-level physics courses or consent of the instructor.


Thermal Physics, Daniel Schroeder


Please check the course website each day for announcements, assignments, solutions and class notes.  While I will try to post all the relevant material in one form or another,  P427 is not an online course.  To encourage class attendance there will be occasional quizzes that will not be announced ahead of time.

Homework and Exams

Homework assignments will be posted on the Web site.    Please deposit your solutions in the PHYS427 mailbox in the Loomis-MRL interpass.  Late assignments will be marked down 20% for each day beyond the due date.    The homework sets must be clearly written.  There will be one midterm and a final.


Course Component Percentage of Grade
Homework 40
Exam 1 15
Quizzes 15
Final Exam 30

General Information

 There are also other excellent texts available that offer different perspectives.  The books on reserve in the library are listed below.  It goes without saying that a great deal of useful information can be found online.