PHYS 334 - Statistical Physics - Spring 2012
Instructor: Giovanni Volpe
Assistant: Başak Renklioğlu
Time: Tuesday 10:40-12:40
& Friday 8:40-10:40
Room: SAZ 19
Exams and Grading
Midterm 1: Friday 16 March, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240
Midterm 2: Friday 20 April, 2012 8:40-10:40, SA 240
Final Exam: Friday 18 May, 2012 12:30-14:30, SAZ 18
for the presentation + 0%-10%
/each attendance + 1%
/homework + 1%
if satisfactory + 1%
Final oral exam: Monday 28 May, 2012 9:00-19:00, 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.
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.
Articles for Short Presentations
You should choose an article by Friday 10 February, 2012
and communicate it to Başak Renklioğlu
, otherwise you will be assigned one randomly.
The schedule of the presentations will be announced on the course website on Tuesday 14 February, 2012
The short 10-minute presentations will start on Tuesday 6 March, 2012
Everyone should have a look at all the articles since they can be a subject of discussion in the oral exam.
Click here for the list of articles.
The homeworks will be updated during the course.
Click here for the list of homeworks.