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Schedule

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Week Date
Homework
Lectures Reading
 
1
Jan 16

hw1

Due Monday

Jan 29

Equilibrium, First Law Ch 1
1
Jan 18

hw1 solutions

Einstein solid, multiplicity

Ch 2.1-2.4
2 Jan 23   Entropy, second law Ch 3.1, 3.2
2
Jan 25

hw2

Due Friday

Feb 9

Entropy of ideal gas Ch 2.5, 2.6
3
Jan 30
hw2 solutions Entropy of mixing Ch. 3.3
3
Feb 1
 

Thermodynamic identity

Ch. 3.4
4
Feb 6
 

Paramagnet

 
4
Feb 8

hw3

Due Monday

Feb 26

Canonical ensemble

Ch. 6.1, 6.2

6.5, 6.6

5
Feb 13
hw3 solutions

Canonical ensemble

 
5
Feb  15
  Applications Ch. 6.3, 6.4, 6.7
6
Feb 20
  Free energy Ch. 6.5
6
Feb 22

hw4

Due Monday,

March 12,

noon

hw 4 solutions

Probability notes
7
Feb 27
  Classical Stat Mech  
7
Mar 1
  Planck distribution Ch. 7.4
8
Mar 6
 

Planck distribution

 
8
Mar 8

hw5

Solutions

 

Blackbody radiation Ch. 7.4
9
Mar 13

 

Midterm Exam 

 
9 Mar 15   Debye Model Ch. 7.5
10 Mar 20   Spring Break  
10

Mar 22

  Spring Break  
11
Mar 27

hw6

Due Apr 10

Chemical potential

Ch. 3.5, 3.6

11
Mar 29
  Gibbs Sum Ch. 7.1
12
Apr 3
 

Quantum statistics

Ch. 7.2
12

 Apr 5

  Fermi systems Ch. 7.3
13

 Apr 10

hw7

Due April 20

More on Fermi systems Ch. 7.3
13
Apr 12
 

Bose-Einstein condensation

Ch. 7.6
14
Apr 17
 

Gibbs free energy

Phase transformations

Ch. 5
14
Apr 19

hw8

Due May 3

Van der Waals model

 
15
Apr 24

 

Engines

 
15
Apr 26
  Thermodynamics  
16
May 1
     
 

May 10

7 PM

 

Final Exam

Loomis 144