|PHYS 552 - STATISTICAL MECHANICS
MSN 509 - STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
|Office Hours:||Tuesdays||15:40 - 16:30||Room SA-228|
|All other times||(if available -|
call 1316 to check)
|Assistant:||Basak Renklioglu||Office: SA-203|
|Exams & Grading:||(You can prepare notes on a single sheet of paper to bring to the exam.)|
|First Exam||25%||8:40, March 25||SA-Z03|
|Second Exam||25%||10:40, April 24||SA-Z03|
|Final Exam||35%||15:30, May 25||SA-Z04|
|Wednesday||9:40 - 10:30||Room SA-Z03|
|Friday||10:40 - 12:30||Room SA-Z03|
|Statistical Mechanics by K. Huang|
Homework for this week: There will be weekly homework assignments in this course. Homework is due on the Tuesday of the following week at 10:45, in class, before class starts.
You can view your grades through the Stars system. You are also encouraged to discuss course related matters in the "student-forum" for this course at the same address.
|Week||Subject||ExamDistribution functions and their transformations Non-equilibrium processes Basic thermodynamics, the concept of entropy Boltzmann transport equation The H-function Introductory transport theory Exam, Introduction to classical statistical mechanics||#1Classical statistical mechanics - the ensembles The partition function Quantum statistical mechanics: the partition function Review and Second Exam||#2 The Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions The Ising model The Ising model and phase transitions|