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

Schedule

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Week Date
Homework
Lectures Reading
 
1
Jan 16

hw1

Due Monday

Jan 29

Equlibrium, First Law Ch 1
1
Jan 18
 

Entropy, Second Law

Ch 2.1-2.4
2 Jan 23   Entropy of an ideal gas  
2
Jan 25
  Thermodynamic identity  
3
Jan 30
  Paramagnet, NMR  
3
Feb 1
 

Boltzmann factor

Partition function

 
4
Feb 6
 

Free energy

 
4
Feb 8

 

Applications

 

5
Feb 13
 

Classical stat mech

 
5
Feb  15
  Planck distribution  
6
Feb 20
  Black body radiation  
6
Feb 22
  Debye theory   
7
Feb 27
  Chemical potential   
7
Mar 1
  Gibbs sum  
8
Mar 6
 

Quantum statistics

 
8
Mar 8
  Midterm Exam  
9
Mar 13
 

 

 
9 Mar 15      
10 Mar 20   Spring Break  
10

Mar 22

  Spring Break  
11
Mar 27
   

 

11
Mar 29
     
12
Apr 3
 

 

 

 
12

 Apr 5

     
13

 Apr 10

     
13
Apr 12
 

 

 
14
Apr 17
 

 

 
14
Apr 19
     
15
Apr 24

 

   
15
Apr 26
     
16
May 1
  Last Class  
  TBA   Final Exam