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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2002
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Instructors:  See Contact Information 
Lectures:  Tues. and Thurs. 9:40  10:55 in B&L 173
In order to make up several lectures I will have to cancel, a series of make up lectures will be held on certain Mondays at 12:30  1:45 in B&L 270. Consult the calendar for specific dates.  Textbook:  Statistical Mechanics, 2nd edition
by R.K. Pathria
Also on reserve in the POA Library:^{ }_{ }
Statistical Mechanics, 2nd edition, by K. Huang
A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, 2nd edition, by L.E. Reichl
Statistical Physics, 3rd edition part 1, by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, by H.B. Callen
Equilibrium Statistical Physics, 2nd edition, by M. Plischke and B. Bergersen

Examinations: 
Midterm:  Thursday, March 28, 9:40 am in B&L 173 
Final:  Thursday, May 9, 10:00 am in B&L 173 

Homework: 
Homework must be handed in on time in lecture. Late homework will be penalized at the discretion of the instructors. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates, but you must write up your solutions on your own.

Grading: 
Homework:  40% 
Midterm Exam:  25% 
Final Exam:  35% 

