Final exam mean = 57.2%, std dev = 19%.Text: Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics by Ashley Carter. This class will cover the topics of the following sections of the book: 1.8, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, chapter 3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.6, 5.3, chapter 6, chapter 7 (except 7.5), 8.1, 8.3, 8.7, 9.1, 9.2, 11.1 to 11.6, chapter 12, chapter chapter 13, chapter 14, 15.2, 16.116.3. The topics of the other sections in the book will be covered in 140b. Course Times: Lecture: TTh 11:0012:20, CSB 002. Discussion: Weds 11:0011:50, PETER 103. Homework: Around 7 problem sets, with about a week to do each. Due in class, at 11:00am (or dropped off earlier). Late HW sets will not be accepted. Midterm: Will be Oct. 31, during the lecture time. The midterm will cover the topics up to and including that in 9.2, i.e. the topics in thermodynamics. Midterm mean: 29.6 points (out of 60 possible), standard deviation = 11.7 points. Final: Tues Dec. 5, 11:302:30. No late or early finals, check your schedule now! Grading: Homework=20%, Midterm=30%, Final=50%.
Lectures closely follow those of Raj Pathria's 140a class in previous years. You should take his 140b class next quarter  he is a master of this subject!
