Attention!!

There may be more changes as the semester progresses!!!

Course **Syllabus**. Library Research Project **Rules**.

Spring, 2018 TTU Academic Calendar. Final Exam Schedule. Last Update, 1/11/2018

**Announcements** Lectures** ****Exams** **Homework**

Physics 5305 (Statistical Physics) is a graduate course covering some of the same topics as this course.

An old webpage for Physics 5305 is Here**. **A new webpage for it (under construction) is Here.

**Instructor & Contact Information**Dr. Charles W. Myles, Professor of Physics.** Office:** Science Room 18. **Phone:** 834-4563.** ****E-mail: Charley.Myles@ttu.edu****.****Office Hours:** Right after class, + 3:30 - 5pm MWF, + 1 - 2pm TR & *by appointment*.Webpages: Departmental Page. Personal Page. An email distribution list will be developed. **Here**** ****is ***an important email announcement!!* Please be sure that I have your *correct* email address and that you check your email often!

Spring, 2018 TTU Academic Calendar. Final Exam Schedule. Last Update, 1/11/2018

Physics 5305 (Statistical Physics) is a graduate course covering some of the same topics as this course.

An old webpage for Physics 5305 is Here

**Textbooks**- 1. Primary Textbook:
, by F. Reif.__Fundamentals of Statistical & Thermal Physics__ - This book is REQUIRED!
- Published by Waveland Press. It is available from them Here. It's Amazon page is Here.
- 2. Recommended
Textbook:
, by Ashley Carter.__Classical & Statistical Thermodynamics__ - Published by Pearson. It is available from them Here. It's Amazon page is Here.
- More discussion of the textbooks is Here.

Topics: Selected sections from Chapters 1-10 of Reif's book.

Detailed coverage will be announced as we go.

The Syllabus is

Objectives: 1. To introduce students to upper undergraduate level statistical

& thermal physics & its applications.

2. For students to learn the fundamentals of this important topic.

3. This is a core course for undergraduate Physics Majors.

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A Document with links to

A discussion of the Physics and Math level of the course is Here.

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*.***Attendance**- I don't
take roll & have no
specific attendance policy. However, isn't it obvious that
*class attendance is*to get a good grade? To encourage attendance, especially on Fridays, a short (~10 min.)*REQUIRED***Quiz**will be given.__EACH FRIDAY__ - NOTE: The weekend doesn't start Thursday evening or end Monday evening!
- Friday & Monday are class days & NOT weekend days!
- More discussion of attendance is Here.

**Announcements & Calendar Items****Announcement Page**: Has announcements & calendar items. Please check it often!- .
**Lectures, Homework Solutions, Exams & Solutions**- COPYRIGHT: All lectures & exams are copyrighted & owned by C.W. Myles!
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- Lecture Page: Has Many lectures in Power Point format.
- Caution!! Some of these may be modified as the semester progresses!
- There also may be some new some lectures added!
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**Exams Page**: Has some old Exams & solutions.- The exams are composed uniquely for this semester!
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**Homework Page**: Will have some homework assignments & solutions.- The ONLY way to learn physics is to DO PHYSICSYOURSELF
- by WORKING MANY, MANY, MANY PROBLEMS!!.
- More discussion of the homework & of the advantages of collaboration on the problems is Here.

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- See my
**Homepage**, my Research Page, my Personal & Family Page. - My Facebook Profile.
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