Physics 404

 


The final exam is marked: average: 100.5 of 196, standard deviation 34; high score 184, low score 23. Grades have been submitted: 16 A's (4 A+, 8A, 4A-), 27 B's (7B+, 13B, 3B-, 4B--), 20 C's (7C+, 12C, 1C-), 2 lower. The grading sheets are posted on the solutions page. Have a good summer!

Last updated: May 22, 2008


PHYS 404, INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

Instructor: Prof. Theodore L. Einstein
Room: 2310 Physics
Phone: 301-405-6147
Email: einstein at umd.edu

Class: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Room 1201, John S. Toll Physics Bldg.

Teaching Assistant: Yigit Subasi
Room: 3101 Physics
Phone: 301-405-6194

Email: ysubasi at umd.edu

Text: Primary: S.G. & K.M. Blundell, Concepts in Thermal Physics (Oxford U. Press, 2006, reprinted 2007 with corrections) [978-0-19-856770-7] in paperback.

Study guide for final exam (new material will be 1/2-2/3 of exam)

Reference sheet to be placed at end of exam

List of typos in Blundells' text beyond those reported on their website

Supplementary: Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, Thermal and Statistical Physics, chaps. 1-7, From this link, you can view the chapters one by one; all 7 chapters as a single pdf file and as a cropped version, suitable for 2pps printing if desired. These were downloaded on Jan. 22, 2008; warning: some chapters have been updated by the authors since then.

 


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