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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu ----- Spring 2005
(note: this calendar may be revised as the semester progresses)
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Lecture 5
response functions continued
Lecture 6
kinetic theory of the ideal gas, statistical ensembles and the ergodic hypothesis
Lecture 7
Liiouville's theorem, density of states
HW #1 due
Lecture 8
number of states and the entropy, entropy of mixing, Gibbs' parodox
Lecture 9
indistinguishable particles, canonical ensemble
Make up lecture, 9:45, BL 108A
Lecture 10
energy fluctuatons, equivalence of canonical and microcanonical ensembles
lecture canceled
HW #2 due at noon
Lecture 11
virial and equipartition theorems, Law of Dulong and Petit, Curie paramagnetism
Lecture 12 - makeup lecture at 11am
entropy and information theory
Lecture 13
grand canonical ensemble