PHYSICS 410 - Thermal Physics

Spring 1999

Prof. Norman Birge


Office:  126D PA, 353-8746

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Course Information

Office Hours: By appointment. 
Lectures: MWF, 1:50-2:40pm, Room 209 Physics & Astronomy (PA)
Required Text: Thermal Physics, C. Kittel and H. Kroemer, Freeman, 2nd edition
Recommended Text: Statistical and Thermal Physics, F. Reif, McGraw-Hill
Homework: There will be 11 assignments due on Wednesdays at the beginning of class.  The lowest homework score will be dropped when calculating your final grade.  You are welcome to consult with your peers when doing your homework, but you are responsible for completing the problems yourself.  Copying somebody else's homework is not acceptable.
Grader: Chun Qian,, office hours by appointment
Exams:  There will be 3 midterm exams and a final.  The dates for the midterm exams are Feb. 8, March 22, and April 19.  The final exam is Monday, May 3 at 3:00pm.  All exams are closed book.  You are, however, allowed a sheet of formulas that I will hand out in class the week before each exam.  The final exam will be cumulative.
Grades: Homework      30%
Midterm #1     12%
Midterm #2     12%
Midterm #3     12%
Final Exam      34%
Course Outline: We will cover essentially all of chapters 1-10 and 14 of Kittel and Kroemer.  If there is time at the end, we will discuss chapter 12, 13, or 15.

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