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PHYS 334 - Statistical Physics - Fall 2012


Instructor: Giovanni Volpe - giovanni.volpe@fen.bilkent.edu.tr
Assistant: Mite Mijalkov - mite.mijalkov@bilkent.edu.tr
Time: Wednesday 8:40-10:40 & Friday 10:40-12:40
Room: SA-Z19

Exams and Grading

Midterm 1: Wednesday 31 October, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240 (20%)
Midterm 2: Wednesday 12 December, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240 (20%)
Final Exam: Wednesday 2 January, 2013 9:00-12:00, SA Z01 (20%)
Group presentation: scheduled (40%, 0-10% for each of the three group presentation, 1% for each attendance)
Homeworks: scheduled
Final oral exam: Thursday January 10, 2013 13:00-19:00, SA 240 (grade multiplier x0.5-1.5)


James P. Sethna
Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity
Oxford University Press, New York, 2006
ISBN13: 9780198566779
ISBN10: 0198566778

On Sethna's website you will find a lot of additional material and the pdf of the book.


The syllabus is still preliminary and will be updated during the course.
Additional material will be added during the course, e.g., slides.

Click here for syllabus.

Group Presentations

You should form 6 groups of 3-4 people by Wednesday 26 Septemebr, 2012 and communicate it to TBD, otherwise you will be assigned to a group randomly.
Each group will give 3 presentations (one for each group of presentations) and all people in the group will get the same mark.
The schedule of the presentations will be announced on the course website on Friday 28 September, 2012.

Everyone should attend to all presentations.

Click here for the list of presentations.


The homeworks will be updated during the course.

Click here for the list of homeworks.