

Homework & Tests  

Introduction to the course; Thermodynamics I: Laws  lecture notes  
Thermodynamics I: Laws  lecture notes  
27 
Thermodynamics II: Thermodynamic potentials  lecture notes  
30

Thermodynamics III: Important relations  lecture notes  Quiz 1 
Thermodynamics IV: Important systems  lecture notes  
Thermodynamics V: Phase transitions  lecture notes  Assignment #1 due  
Overview of probability theory  lecture notes  Quiz 2  
Statistical basis of thermodynamics I  Chapter 1  
Statistical basis of thermodynamics II  Chapter 1  
The microcanonical ensemble  Chapter 2  Assignment #2 due  
The canonical ensemble I  Chapter 3  Quiz 3  
The canonical ensemble II: Classical ideal gas  Chapter 3  
The canonical ensemble III: Paramagnetism  Chapter 3  Quiz 4  

The grand canonical ensemble I  Chapter 4  
The grand canonical ensemble II  Chapter 4  Assignment #3 due  
Quantum statistical mechanics: Mixed States  Chapter 5  
Quantum statistical mechanics: Particle Statistics  Chapter 5  
Ideal systems: Monatomic gas I  Chapter 6  
Ideal systems: Monatomic gas II  Chapter 6  Quiz 5  
Ideal systems: Molecular gas  Chapter 6  Assignment #4 due  
Ideal systems: Molecular gas  Chapter 6  Test 1 (equations)  
Spring Break  
Bosons: General treatment  Chapter 7  
Bosons: BoseEinstein condensation  Chapter 7  
Bosons: Photons  Chapter 7  
Bosons: Phonons I  Chapter 7  
Bosons: Phonons II  Chapter 7  Quiz 6  
Fermions I  Chapter 8  
Fermions II  Chapter 8  
Fermions: Astrophysical applications  Chapter 8  
Interacting systems: Cluster expansion I  Chapter 10  Quiz 7  
Interacting systems: Cluster expansion II  Chapter 10  Assignment #5 due  
Interacting systems: Examples I  Chapter 10  
Good Friday  
Interacting systems: Examples II  Chapter 10  
Thermodynamic fluctuations I  Chapter 15  Quiz 8  
Thermodynamic fluctuations II  Chapter 15  Topic choice deadline  
Ferromagnetism: Meanfield theory  Chapter 13  
Ferromagnetism: The Ising model I  Chapter 13  Assignment #6 due  
Ferromagnetism: The Ising model II  Chapter 13  
May 01 
Monte Carlo method: In general, Metropolis algorithm  lecture notes  Test 2 (equations) 
03 
Monte Carlo method: The Ising model  lecture notes  
05 
Simple examples of nonequilibrium systems  lecture notes  Report deadline 

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