PH715 (2020 Spring) Course Schedule

Due to the UAB Limited Business Model, the course schedule will change after the spring break.

Month/Day Chapter Topics Notes Homework
Jan. 14   Brief Review of Thermodynamics 1 note (pdf) hw01
Jan. 16   Brief Review of Thermodynamics 1
Jan. 21   Breif Review of Probability Theory note (pdf) hw02
Jan. 23 1 The Statistical Basis of Thermodynamics 1 note (pdf) hw03
Jan. 28 1 The Statistical Basis of Thermodynamics 2 hw03
Jan. 30 2 Elements of Ensemble Theory 1 hw04
Feb. 04 2 Elements of Ensemble Theory 2
Feb. 06 3 The Canonical Ensemble 1 hw05
Feb. 11 3 The Canonical Ensemble 2
Feb. 13 3 The Canonical Ensemble 3 mathematica, pdf
Feb. 18 3 The Canonical Ensemble 4 mathematica, pdf
Feb. 20 4 The Grand Canonical Ensemble 1
Feb. 25 4 The Grand Canonical Ensemble 2
Feb. 27 4 The Grand Canonical Ensemble 3
Mar. 3 1-4 Mid-term Exam Part 1
Mar. 5 1-4 Mid-term Exam Part 2
Mar. 10 5 The Theory of Simple Gases 1
Mar. 12 5 The Theory of Simple Gases 2
Mar. 17   Spring Break    
Mar. 19 Spring Break  
Mar. 24 Spring break extended due to the coronavirus pandemic
Mar. 26 7 Ideal Bose Gas 1
Mar. 31 7 Ideal Bose Gas 2
Apr. 02 7 Ideal Bose Gas 3
Apr. 07 7 Photon Gas
Apr. 09 8 Ideal Fermi Gas
Apr. 12 15 Phase Transition (Ising Model) 1
Apr. 16 15 Phase Transition (Ising Model) 2
Apr. 21 16 Langevian Equations
Apr. 23 Fluctuation Theorems

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