Meeting Times:  MWF  (8th)  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM

Location:  NPB 1002

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Chris Stanton
OFFICE: NPB 2170
PHONE: 392-8753
EMAIL: stanton@phys.ufl.edu  
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OFFICE HOURS:  10:00AM- 12:00PM Monday or by appointment.

GRADER:  Mohammad Imran

OFFICE: NPB 2155
EMAIL: muhammadimran@ufl.edu
OFFICE HOURS: TBA
 
Announcements:

Solutions to Midterm 3 are now online.  Have a good summer!


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Course: This is a one  semester course on Statistical Physics.  We will skim chapters 1 and 2, which are a review of Thermodynamics (which you should have already had) and cover most of chapters 3-10.   If we have additional time, some special topics from the remaining chapters will be discussed.

Text book:  The “official” textbook, which is required, is "Introductory Statistical Mechanics (2nd Edition)" (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999) by R. Bowley and M. Sanchez, and is available from Oxford University Press.

GradingYour total score for the course is determined by your quizzes (20%), the two in class, one hour  midterm exams   (25% each), and one out of class, two hour exam (30%).  Your grade will be determined by this score.  I will give you feedback  after each mid-term exam that should help you determine how you are doing in the class.
 

Exams: There will be two 50 minute midterm exams and they will be given during the class period.  The exact dates will be announced on the course web site.  The will also be an out of class, 2 hour exam on April 19 during E2-E3.   This longer, out of class exam will serve as our last exam and there will be no final exam.

Academic Honesty: All UF students are required to abide by the University's Academic Honesty Guidelines and by the Honor Code, which reads as follows:
We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.  On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either required or implied: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment."


Special Notes about the Calendar: Please note that the dates for all examinations and chapter starts are TENTATIVE. The schedule will be finalized during the course and will be announced in class and on the Web site.