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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2006
February
(note: this calendar may be revised as the semester progresses)
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2
lecture 5
reserviors, Maxwell relations, response functions

3

4

5

6

7
lecture 6
thermodynamic stability, kinetic theory, Maxwell velocity distribution, ergodic hypothesis

8

9
lecture 7
Liouville's theorem, microcanonical ensemble, density of states, entropy

10

11

12

13

14
lecture 8
entropy of mixing, Gibbs parodox, indistinguishable particles

15

16
lecture 9
canonical ensemble, energy fluctuations
HW 1 due

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18

19

20

21
lecture 10
equivalence of canonical and microcanonical ensembles, ideal gas, virial and equipartition theorems

22

23
lecture 11
law of Dulong and Petit, Curie law for paramagnetism, entropy and information

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28
lecture 12
entropy and information
HW 2 due


