PHY 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2013
The final exam and solutions are now posted on the Homework page.
Course grades have been turned in to the registrar.
Please remember to fill our the online course evaluation survey. The survey closes Monday, May 13.
Have a good summer!
Solutions to Problem Set 7 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through the end of the course, lecture 28, are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 27 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The online course survey is now open for your comments. You may access the survey by going to the Blackboard system. I would greatly appreciate it if everyone could take a few moments to complete the survey. Your feedback is very important to me. Of particular interest to me are any comments about how the course went for you  was it too fast, too slow? Did we spend too much time on something, not enough time on something else? Do you feel you were well prepared for the course, or do you feel I assumed more background than you had? All comments are welcome and appreciated.
Notes through lecture 26 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 25 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 7, due Monday, April 29, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 24 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 23 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 22 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 6, due Wednesday, April 17, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 5 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 21 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 19 have been posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture this Friday, April 5, at 10:45 am in BL 269.
The Midterm Exam has been graded and will be returned to you in lecture tomorrow. A histogram of the grades may be found on the Homework page.
Notes for lecture 18 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Lecture this Monday, April 1, is canceled. There will be a makeup lecture Friday, April 5, at 10:45 in BL 269.
Notes for lecture 17 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture this Friday, March 29, at 10:45 in BL 269.
Problem Set 5, due Wednesday, April 3, is now posted on the Homework page.
The Midterm Exam and Solutions are posted on the Homework page.
Lecture this Wednesday, March 27, is canceled. There will be a makeup lecture this Friday, March 29, at 10:45 in BL 269.
Notes through lecture 16 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page. I hope to return to you this Friday, in your physics mailbox, your graded work on Set 4. If you do not have a physics mailbox, you can pick up your work from me by stopping by my office.
Notes through lecture 15 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
NOTE: Next week is Spring Break, so no classes. The following week of March 17, lectures are canceled  I am out of town all week. But Friday of that week, March 22, is the MIDTERM EXAM at 10am to noon in BL 269. Lectures resume on Monday, March 25.
The MIDTERM EXAM is closed book, closed notes, (i.e. no cheat sheets). It will have two problems and will cover all material up to, but not including, the grand canonical ensemble. I am available all week of Spring Break if you have questions.
Notes through lecture 14 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 13 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 3 are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 4, due Monday, March 4, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 12 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The MIDTERM EXAM has been postponed. It will now be on Friday, March 22, 10 am  noon, in BL 269.
Notes through lecture 11 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 3, due Wednesday, February 20, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 9 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be an additional makeup lecture this week on Friday, at 10:45, in BL 269.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 8 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be an additional makeup lecture this week on Friday, at 10:45, in BL 269.
Problem Set 2, due Wednesday, February 13, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 7 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 6 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
I have also posted some supplemental notes on heat engines, thermodynamic efficiency, and the Carnot cycle. We will not have time to go over this material in lecture, but you are responsible for knowing it.
Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
There will be a makeup lecture this Friday, February 1, at 10:45 am in BL 269.
Problem Set 1, due Wednesday, February 6, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 4 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes for lecture 2 have been posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The makeup lecture originally scheduled for this Friday, Jan. 25, has been moved to Friday, Feb. 1. There is NO makeup lecture this Friday.
Notes for lecture 1 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Welcome to Statistical Mechnics I!
For those who are anxious to read ahead, you can find lecture notes amd problem sets from last year's course at:
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy418S12
