Physics 265: Statistical and Thermal Physics
General Information

Lecturer: Dr. Dennis Clougherty
Address: Cook Physical Science Building A516
Telephone: (802) 656-0063
Office Hours W 1:25-3:30


Lecture MWF11:15-12:05Cook 402

Course Prerequisites

Physics 128, Math 121

Course Text

Statistical and Thermal Physics, F. Reif

Optional References

Statistical Physics, L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
Reasoning About Luck: Probability and Its Uses in Physics, V. Ambegaokar
Thermal Physics, C. Kittel and H. Kroemer
(These are available on reserve in the Cook Science Library.)


There will be approximately a problem set each week. Solutions will be distributed in class.


There will be a mid-term examination and a comprehensive final examination offered. The final grade will be based on the homework and the two exams.

Course Outline