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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2005
March
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lecture 14
chemical equilibrium, quantum ensembles
HW #3 due

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lecture 15
BoseEinstein and FermiDirac statistics

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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Spring Break

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lecture 16
2body density matrix, partition function for noninteracting fermions and bosons
HW #4 due

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lecture 17
occupation numbers, the classical limit, harmonic ocillators and boson

18
Midterm Exam 9:4511:45 in B&L 407

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lecture 18
Debye theory for specific heat of solids, black body radiation

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lecture 19
ideal quantum gases, quantum correction to equation of state at low densities, degenerate Fermi gas at T=0

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lecture 20
Sommerfeld expansion for Fermi gas at finite low T, specific heat, Pauli paramagnetism

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lecture 21
Pauli paramagnetism continued, BoseEinstein condensation in ideal bose gas
HW #5 due


