PHY 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2018
The Final Exam has been graded and a histogram of scores is on the Homework page. I have returned your exam to you in your physics department mailbox. If you do not have a physics mailbox you may pick your exam up by stopping by my office.
Course grades have been submitted to the registrar.
Have a great summer!
The Final Exam and Solutions are now posted on the Homework page. The exams should be graded by the end of the week.
Your graded Problem Sets 7 and 8 will be placed in your physics department mailbox today or over the weekend, as soon as Ted finishes grading them. If you do not have a physics department mailbox, you will get them from me at the final exam.
Good luck on the Final Exam!
Solutions to Problem Set 8 are now posted on the Homework page.
You may pick up your graded Problem Set 7 from Ted in BL 457
The course evaluation survey is now open and available via the Blackboard system. Please take a few moments to give your feedback about the course. It is really greatly appreciated, so please let us hear from you!
Notes through the last lecture 28 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The FINAL EXAM will be next Monday, May 7, 8:30  11:30 am in Morey 501. The exam will consist of three or four problems focusing on material since the Midterm Exam, but not including our last topic of spin models and phase transitions. The exam is closed notes, closed book. Good luck!
Notes through lecture 27 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
You may pick up your homework #6 from the grader, Ted Marschall, starting tomorrow.
The course evaluation survey is now open and available via the Blackboard system. Please take a few moments to give your feedback about the course. It is really greatly appreciated, so please let us hear from you!
Problem Set 8, due Tuesday May 1 by noon in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Solutions to Problem Set 7 are also posted.
Notes through lecture 26 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 25 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 6 are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 7, due Tuesday April 24 by noon in the homework locker, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 24 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page. Also posted are supplemental notes on the Sommerfeld expansion.
Notes through lecture 23 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 22 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The 1st problem on Set 6 should now be correct! Feel free to start work!
There appears to be an error in the statement of the first problem on Problem Set 6. So please hold off working on it until I check it out and post the correct version.
Problem Set 6, due Monday April 16 in lecture, 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 20 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 19 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The Midterm Exam and Solutions are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 5, due Wednesday April 4 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 18 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 17 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 4 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 16 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 15 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The MIDTERM EXAM will take place on Friday, March 23, from 12:30  2:00 pm in Meliora 221. This is the Friday of the week following Spring Break. Note, the exam room is not our usual lecture room, it is in a different building! The exam will be closed book, no notes or electronic devices allowed. The exam can cover all material through the end of lecture 15 on Wednesday.
Problem Set 4, due Monday, March 19, in lecture, is posted on the Homework page. Solutions to Problem Set 3 are also posted.
Notes through lecture 14 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 13 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 12 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Solutions to Problem Set 2 are now posted on the Homework page.
Problem Set 3, due Monday March 5 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 11 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
The MIDTERM EXAM will take place on Friday, March 23, from 12:30  2:00 pm. This is the Friday after Spring Break.
Notes through lecture 10 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
I have also made some modifications to the notes for lecture 9, to make clearer the discussion at the end of the lecture. So if you have already looked at these notes, you may want to take a second look.
Solutions to Problem Set 1 are now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 9 are posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Problem Set 2, due Wednesday February 21 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 8 are 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.
Problem Set 1, due Monday February 12 in lecture, is now posted on the Homework page.
Notes through lecture 5 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 4 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 3 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
Notes through lecture 2 are now posted on the Lecture Notes page.
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 and problem sets from the last two years that I taught this course at:
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy418S13
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~stte/phy418S12
