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:  11:00AM- 12:00PM Wednesday and Friday or by appointment.

GRADER:  Daniel Deyoung

OFFICE: B063
EMAIL: ddeyoung@ufl.edu
PHONE: 224-436-0857
OFFICE HOURS: Monday 1:30-2:30 or by appointment.

Link to Canvas page (for grades only).  (Grades will be posted including quiz scores after each midterm exam.)
 
Announcements:

Announcements will be made here.  Check back often for updates.

Solutions to Quiz 1 is now online (upper left).  Quiz 2 is next Friday, January 26.





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 (25%), and the three midterm exams (25% each).  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 three midterm exams and they will be given during the E2-E3 period as required by the regsitrar.  The exact dates will be announced on the course web site.    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.