Complete solutions to problems for Part 4

Helproom: Thursday Dec. 6, 7-8 pm BPS 1308

Midterm 4: Friday Dec. 7, usual time and place

Helproom: Wednesday Dec. 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm BPS 1308. All of the homeworks, quizzes and midterms you handed in will be available.

History, Heat, Engines, Kinetic theory and Entropy. Computational methods, molecular dynamics, ensembles, ergodicity. Foundations of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Ensembles, Boltzmann factors, Quantum systems. Computational methods, Monte Carlo and detailed balance. Free energies and thermodynamics. Fun with thermodynamic relations. Fluctuations and response functions.

Complete Lecture Notes and Problems for Part I

Complete Problems and Solutions for Part I

Midterm I Exam and Solutions

Non-interacting spin systems. Ideal Classical gas. Classical harmonic oscillators. Ideal Fermi gas, electron gas, white dwarf stars. Ideal Bose gas, photons, phonons, bose condensation, The early universe. Electrons and phonons in metals. Solvable Ising systems. Magnetic properties of the electron gas.

Complete Lecture Notes and Problems for Part 2

Complete Problems and Solutions for Part 2

Midterm 2 Exam and Solutions

Interacting spin systems, Ising model. Interacting classical gas, cluster expansion, van der Waals gas, virial Expansion. BCS model of superconductivity. Scaling theory, universality, Landau theory, Ginzburg-Landau model.

Complete Lecture Notes and Problems for Part 3

Solutions to problems for Part 3

Midterm 3 Exam and Solutions

Landau theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena, scaling. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics

Quizzes (random, almost weekly) (20%). Your worst quiz will be dropped.

Midterms (40%). Final (30%).

Professor Scott Pratt has a PHY831 www site that is a good resource for PHY831 problems, past subject exams and his lecture notes.

Professor Steven Teitel has a nice set of notes and problems with solutions.

History, Heat, Engines, Kinetic theory and Entropy. Computational methods, molecular dynamics, ensembles, ergodicity. Foundations of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Ensembles, Boltzmann factors, Quantum systems. Computational methods, Monte Carlo and detailed balance. Free energies and thermodynamics. Fun with thermodynamic relations. Fluctuations and response functions. Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Dynamics.

Complete lecture notes for Part 1

Solutions to quiz and assigned problems for Part 1

Midterm I and solutions

Non-interacting spin systems. Ideal Classical gas. Classical harmonic oscillators. Ideal Fermi gas, electron gas, white dwarf stars. Ideal Bose gas, photons, phonons, bose condensation, The early universe. Electrons and phonons in metals. Solvable Ising systems. Magnetic properties of the electron gas.

Complete lecture notes for Part 2

Solutions to quiz and assigned problems for Part 2

Midterm II and solutions

Interacting spin systems, Ising model. Interacting classical gas, cluster expansion, van der Waals gas, virial Expansion. BCS model of superconductivity.

Complete lecture notes for Part 3

Solutions to quiz and assigned problems for Part 3

Midterm III and Solutions

Landau theory of phase transitions and critical phenomena, scaling. GL theory, RG. Equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics

Complete Lectures Notes for Part 4

Solutions to quiz and assigned problems for Part 4

Midterm IV and solutions

Subject Exam and Solutions