Schedule

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

DateTopicSchroeder Reading DueSuggested Moore Reading Due
Monday, 01 /13Intronone 
Wednesday, 01 /15Temperature, Ideal Gas Lawpreface & pp. 1-9 
Friday, 01 /17Equipartition, Heat & Workpp. 10-19T1
Monday, 01 /20MLK Day  
Wednesday, 01 /22Compression, PV diagrampp. 20-27T7 (out of order, but helpful)
Friday, 01 /24Heat Capacity & Enthalpypp. 28-36 
Monday, 01 /27Combinatoricspp. 49-53T2
Wednesday, 01 /29Einstein Solidspp. 53-67 
Friday, 01 /31Ideal Gas Revisitedpp. 68-74T3
Monday, 02 /03Entropypp. 74-84 
Wednesday, 02 /05Temperature & Entropypp. 85-91T8 (out of order, but helpful)
Friday, 02 /07Entropy & Heatpp. 92-97 
Monday, 02 /10Paramagnetismpp. 98-108 
Wednesday, 02 /12P, S, & the thermodynamic identitypp. 108-114 
Friday, 02 /14Chemical Potentialpp. 115-121 
Monday, 02 /17Heat Enginespp. 122-127T9 (out of order, but helpful)
Wednesday, 02 /19Midtermnone 
Friday, 02 /21Refrigeratorspp. 127-130 
Monday, 02 /24Free Energypp. 149-160 
Wednesday, 02 /26Free Energy; Intensive vs. Extensivepp. 161-166 
Friday, 02 /28Phase Transformations & van der waalspp. 166-179T4
Monday, 03 /02Spring Break  
Wednesday, 03 /04Spring Break  
Friday, 03 /06Spring Break  
Monday, 03 /09bufferTBD 
Wednesday, 03 /11Boltzmann Factor & Partition Functionpp. 220-228 
Friday, 03 /13Expectation Valuespp. 229-238T5
Monday, 03 /16Equipartition revisitedpp. 238-241 
Wednesday, 03 /18Maxwell Distributionpp. 242-246T6
Friday, 03 /20More Partition Functionspp. 247-256T7 (revisit for continuity/review)
Monday, 03 /23Gibbs Factor, Bosons, & Fermionspp. 257-265T8 (revisit for continuity/review)
Wednesday, 03 /25Bosons, & Fermionspp. 266-282T9 (revisit for continuity/review)
Friday, 03 /27Bosons, & Fermions (continued)none 
Monday, 03 /30bufferT.B.D. 
Wednesday, 04 /01Midtermnone 
Friday, 04 /03Blackbody Radiationpp. 288-307 
Monday, 04 /06Debye Theorypp. 307-314 
Wednesday, 04 /08Bose-Einstein Condensationpp. 315-326 
Friday, 04 /10Easter break  
Monday, 04 /13The Ising Modelpp. 327, 339-345 
Wednesday, 04 /15Monte Carlo Simulationpp. 346-356 
Friday, 04 /17Special TopicsT.B.D.T10
Monday, 04 /20Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Wednesday, 04 /22Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Friday, 04 /24Special TopicsT.B.D. 
Wednesday, 04 /29Final Exam (10:10 am)none