Schedule

This schedule is tentative. We will deviate from it as necessary as the course proceeds.

DateTopicSchroeder Reading DueSuggested Moore Reading Due
Monday, August 23Intronone 
Wednesday, August 25Temperature, Ideal Gas Lawpreface & pp. 1-9 
Friday, August 27Equipartition, Heat & Workpp. 10-19T1
Monday, August 30Compression, PV diagrampp. 20-27T7 (out of order, but helpful)
Wednesday, September 1Heat Capacity & Enthalpypp. 28-36 
Friday, September 3Combinatoricspp. 49-53T2
Monday, September 6no class  
Wednesday, September 8Einstein Solidspp. 53-67 
Friday, September 10Ideal Gas Revisitedpp. 68-74T3
Monday, September 13Entropypp. 74-84 
Wednesday, September 15Temperature & Entropypp. 85-91T8 (out of order, but helpful)
Friday, September 17Entropy & Heatpp. 92-97 
Monday, September 20Paramagnetismpp. 98-108 
Wednesday, September 22P, S, & the thermodynamic identitypp. 108-114 
Friday, September 24Chemical Potentialpp. 115-121 
Monday, September 27Heat Enginespp. 122-127T9 (out of order, but helpful)
Wednesday, September 29Midtermnone 
Friday, October 1Refrigeratorspp. 127-130 
Monday, October 4Free Energypp. 149-160 
Wednesday, October 6Free Energy; Intensive vs. Extensivepp. 161-166 
Friday, October 8no class  
Monday, October 11no class  
Wednesday, October 13Phase Transformations & van der waalspp. 166-184T4
Friday, October 15bufferTBD 
Monday, October 18Boltzmann Factor & Partition Functionpp. 220-228 
Wednesday, October 20Expectation Valuespp. 229-238T5
Friday, October 22Equipartition revisitedpp. 238-241 
Monday, October 25Maxwell Distributionpp. 242-246T6
Wednesday, October 27More Partition Functionspp. 247-256T7 (revisit for continuity/review)
Friday, October 29Gibbs Factor, Bosons, & Fermionspp. 257-265T8 (revisit for continuity/review)
Monday, November 1Bosons, & Fermionspp. 266-282T9 (revisit for continuity/review)
Wednesday, November 3Bosons, & Fermions (continued)none 
Friday, November 5bufferT.B.D. 
Monday, November 8Midtermnone 
Wednesday, November 10Blackbody Radiationpp. 288-307 
Friday, November 12Debye Theorypp. 307-314 
Monday, November 15Bose-Einstein Condensationpp. 315-326 
Wednesday, November 17buffer  
Friday, November 19The Ising Modelpp. 327, 339-345 
Monday, November 22Monte Carlo Simulationpp. 346-356T10
Wednesday, November 24no class  
Friday, November 26no class  
Monday, November 29Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Wednesday, December 1Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Friday, December 3Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Monday, December 6Final Exam (1:15pm)none