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PHY 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2007
Course Information
Instructors: 
See Contact Information 
Lectures: 
Tues. and Thurs. 9:40  10:55 in B&L 315 
Textbooks: 
Recommended (not required):^{ }_{ }
Statistical Mechanics, 2nd edition by R.K. Pathria
Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, by H.B. Callen
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
Equilibrium Statistical Physics, 2nd edition, by M. Plischke and B. Bergersen

Examinations 
Midterm:  Thursday, March 8, 9:40  10:55, BL 315 (in class) 
Final:  Thursday, May 10, 4  7 pm, BL 315 
The exams will be closed book. The final exam will cover the entire course, but with an emphasis on material covered since the midterm. (Note  no cheat sheets allowed)

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% 


