UCSD Physics 140B : Statistical Physics

LECTURES M/W/F : 11:00 am - 11:50 am Mandeville B-150
DISCUSSION
W : 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Mandeville B-150
INSTRUCTOR Daniel Arovas (email) Mayer Hall 5438
(858) 534-6323
Office hours Th : 10:30 am - 11:50 am Mayer Hall 5438
Staff assistant Susan Marshall (email) (858) 534-1082
Course texts
(not required; order from Amazon)
R. Pathria and P. Beale, Statistical Mechanics (4th edition, Academic Press)

F. Reif, Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics (Waveland Press)
Midterm examination W, Feb 8, 11:00 am - 12:50 pm
Mandeville B-150
Final examination M, Mar 20, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
TBA
LECTURE NOTES / READING DESCRIPTION
ASSIGNMENTS / SOLUTIONS CANVAS

LATEST UPLOADS : SOL #2 , HW #3



week 5 : interacting systems / midterm exam

MIDTERM EXAM: Please bring two blue books, something to write with, and
two 8.5"x11" double sided pages of your own notes. No calculators/phones.

LINKS AND OTHER RESOURCES
Java simulations of statistical physics Astronomy Picture of the Day
History of statistical and thermal physics History of Mathematics Archive
Utah probability and statistics lab American Physical Society
Rice virtual lab in statistics American Institute of Physics
PhET Simulations Physics Central
Physics Central Physical Constants
Science Toys How Stuff Works