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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ----- Spring 2004

(note: this calendar may be revised as the semester progresses)

January | February | March | April | May

lecture 14

fermions and bosons, two particle density matrix

HW #3 due

lecture 15

canonical and grand canonical partition functions for fermions and bosons

Spring Break

lecture 16

occupation numbers, the classical limit

lecture 17

chemical equilibrium, Debye model, black body radiation

lecture 18

ideal quantum gases, non-degenerate limit, Sommerfeld model

BL 372 9:45 am

lecture 19

Sommerfeld model, finite temperature expansion

HW #4 due

lecture canceled

lecture 20

Pauli paramagnetism, Landau diamagnetism