This is the first part of an introductory graduate course in
*Statistical and Thermal Physics* with the emphasis on the
basic concepts in equilibrium statistical physics and its connection
to classical thermodynamics. The formal prerequisite to attend the
course is an undergraduate course in statistical and thermal physics.
However, this can be discussed.

The text book is
*Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics,
Author: Frederick Reif, ISBN: 978-1-57766-612-7*.
Part I of the course gives 7.5 ECTS credits and will be given during
the autumn of 2017.
There will be 10 lectures of two hours each, one per week as can be
seen from the schedule belove. A set of mandatory homework problems
will be available below. The problems are chosen to illuminate the
theory and to make it easier to understand the theory in itself as well
as how it can be applied. There will also be an oral examination at the
end of part I after all home work assignments have been completed.

This first part of the course will cover approximately chapters 2 - 8 in
the textbook and thus cover:
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Statistical description of systems of particles,
Statistical thermodynamics,
Macroscopic parameters and their measurement,
Simple applications of macroscopic thermodynamics,
Basic methods and results of statistical mechanics,
Simple applications of statistical mechanics,
Equilibrium between phases or chemical species.
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Week | Day | Date | Time | Place | Subject |

35 | Wednesday | 2017-08-30 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Jordan-Fermi J402 | Chapter 2 |

36 | Wednesday | 2017-09-06 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Jordan-Fermi J402 | Chapter 2 |

37 | Wednesday | 2017-09-13 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Laplace N323 | Chapter 3 |

38 | Wednesday | 2017-09-20 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Laplace N323 | Chapter 3 |

39 | Wednesday | 2017-09-27 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Laplace N323 | Chapter 3 - 4 |

40 | Wednesday | 2017-10-04 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Laplace N323 | Chapter 5 |

41 | Wednesday | 2017-10-11 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Boltzmann E225 | Chapter 5 - 6 |

42 | Wednesday | 2017-10-18 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Boltzmann E225 | Chapter 6 |

43 | Wednesday | 2017-10-25 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Boltzmann E225 | Chapter 7 |

44 | Wednesday | 2017-11-01 | 13:15 - 15:00 | Boltzmann E225 | Chapter 8 |

Chapter | Exercise | Due | ||||

2 | 2.1 | 2.2 | 2.4 | 2.7 | 2017-09-20 | |

3 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.4 | 3.5 | 2017-10-11 | |

4 | 4.3 | 2017-10-18 | ||||

5 | 5.1 | 5.4 | 5.7 | 2017-10-25 | ||

6 | 6.1 | 6.2 | 6.4 | 6.10 | 2017-11-01 | |

7 | 7.1 | 7.2 | 7.7 | 7.20 | 7.21 | 2017-11-08 |

8 | 8.1 | 8.2 | 8.8 | 2017-11-15 |

To pass on the first part of the course **all** homework problems should
be solved correctly before the mandatory oral exam. The dead-line for the oral exam
will be early in the spring 2018. An exact date will be given later.

To register for the first part of the course, please, fill out the electronic registration form.

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact me, Peter Münger.