PHYS 334 - Statistical Physics - Fall 2012
Instructor: Giovanni Volpe
Assistant: Mite Mijalkov
Time: Wednesday 8:40-10:40
& Friday 10:40-12:40
Exams and Grading
Midterm 1: Wednesday 31 October, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240
Midterm 2: Wednesday 12 December, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240
Final Exam: Wednesday 2 January, 2013 9:00-12:00, SA Z01
Group presentation: scheduled
, 0-10% for each of the three group presentation, 1% for each attendance)
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
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.
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.