# Classical and Statistical Physics -- Spring 2020

• Jan 7 2020 --- Welcome to the first day of class!
• Jan 14  --- 1st homework is due

## Homework

Chapters labeled "PB" are from Pathria and Beale, Statistical Mechanics, 3rd Edition.
Homework problems are due on Tuesday (or on Thursday) by the end of class.
(If you haven't finished all the homework, hand in what you have finished to avoid a late penalty.
If you don't make it to class, slip your homework under the door of the instructor's office.)

Due date Reading Homework Solutions
Tuesday Jan 14 PB ch 1, 2 PB ch 1: 4, 8, 9   PB ch 2: 7, 9(a) pdf, pdf
Tuesday Jan 21 PB ch 3.1-3.7 PB ch 3: 5, 6, 15, 17, 20 pdf
Tuesday Jan 28 PB ch 3.8-3.10 PB ch 3: 22, 24, 31, 41, 43 pdf
Tuesday Feb 4 PB ch 4 PB ch 4: 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 17 pdf
Tuesday Feb 11 PB ch 6.4-6.6 PB ch 6: 6, 8, 14, 21, 23, 25 pdf
Thursday Feb 20
Midterm Exam on Thursday
previous exams: final-Fall2018, midterm-Spring2019
midterm-Spring2020
Thursday Feb 27 PB ch 5, ch 6.1-6.3 PB ch 5: 5,  PB ch. 6.1 pdf
Thursday Mar 5 PB ch 7.1-4 PB ch 7: 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 pdf
March 9-13
Spring Break
Thursday March 19 PB ch 8.1,2,3(but not 3.A,B), 4    PB ch 7:  25, 32
Tuesday March 24 PB ch 8.5,6 (??) PB ch 8: 6, 12, 18, 22 (??)
Tuesday March 31 PB ch 9 (??) PB ch 9: 2, 8 (??)
Tuesday April 7 PB ch 12.1-5,7,9-13 (??) PB ch 12: 3, 4, 6, 7, 23, 24 (??)
Tuesday April 14 PB ch 14 (??) PB ch 14: 1, 5 (??)
Thursday April 23
Final Exam pdf

## Lectures

Week Lecture notes Group work
Jan 7, 9 Ensembles, MicroCanonical pdf
Jan 14, 16 ClassicalGas, Canonical pdf, pdf
Jan 21, 23 Equipartition, Canonical-2 pdf
Jan 28, 30 Paramagnet, GrandCanonical pdf
Feb 4, 6 PhaseTransitions, MonatomicGas pdf, pdf
Feb 11, 13 DiatomicGas, DensityMatrix pdf, pdf
Feb 18, 20 IdenticalParticles
Feb 25, 27 OccupationNumbers, BoseGas pdf, pdf
March 3, 5 TrappedBosons, BlackBodyRadiation pdf
March 9-13 Spring Break
March 24, 26
pdf
March 31, April 2

April 7, 9

April 14, 16

April 23, 25

April 23 Final Exam