Physics 408 Statistical Physics & Thermodynamics

General Information

Lecture: MWF 12:40-1:40 PM in Halsey 367
Instructor: Dennis Rioux (rioux@uwosh.edu)
Content:Temperature, entropy, and other thermal quantities introduced from microscopic considerations and related to macroscopic thermodynamic variables. Calculation of macroscopic properties of matter from microscopic models.



Documents

Syllabus
PDF
Homework Set 1 PDF
Homework Solutions 1 PDF
Slides: 0905 Class Intro PDF
2 PDF
2 PDF
Pippard on Temperature PDF
3 PDF
3 PDF
Pippard on Reversibility PDF
4 PDF
4 PDF
Review of Partial Differentiation PDF
5 PDF
5 PDF
Thermodynamics on a Page PDF
6 PDF
6 PDF
Black Holes: Hawking PDF
7 PDF
7 PDF
Black Holes: Susskind PDF
8 PDF
Black Holes -- Beckenstein PDF
9 PDF
Formula Sheet PDF
10 PDF
Take Home Exam #1 PDF
11 PDF
Einstein Solids PDF

Water Droplet Nucleation PDF

Take Home Exam #2 PDF

Semi-Classical Gas Supplement PDF

Take Home Exam #3 PDF






Maple Worksheets

The Maple graphs and calculations shown in class can be downloaded here. Use the "Save Linked File" option in your browsesr to make a copy that can be run on your local platform.

Dieterici gas expansivity
Nitrogen-14 Spin 1
van der Waals gas isotherms
Dieterici gas expansivity



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Last updated on 9 December 2012