LEC # | TOPICS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Probability: 1 Random Variable | |
2 | Probability: 2 or More Random Variables | |
3 | Probability: Functions of a Random Variable | Problem set 1 due |
4 | Probability: Sums of RVs and Central Limit Theorem | |
5 | Thermodynamic Variables and State Functions | Problem set 2 due |
6 | The First Law and Paths | |
7 | Statistical Mechanics and the Microcanonical Ensemble | Problem set 3 due |
8 | Entropy, Temperature, and the Second Law | |
9 | Entropy as a Thermodynamic Variable | Problem set 4 due |
10 | Maxwell Relations and Thermodynamic Potentials | Problem set 5 due |
Exam 1 | ||
11 | Heat Engines and Carnot Cycles | |
12 | Derivation of the Canonical Ensemble | Problem set 6 due |
13 | Examples Using the Canonical Ensemble | |
14 | Polyatomic Gases | Problem set 7 due |
15 | Black Body Radiation | |
16 | Paramagnets | Problem set 8 due |
17 | Quantum States of Many-particle Systems | Problem set 9 due |
18 | Chemical Potential and Grand Canonical Ensemble | |
Exam 2 | ||
19 | Density of States and Free Fermi Gas | |
20 | Stellar Configurations and White Dwarfs | Problem set 10 due |
21 | Interesting and Counter-Intuitive Examples | |
22 | Bose-Einstein Condensation | Problem set 11 due |
Final Exam |
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