Physics 363 - Thermal Physics

TuTh 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM Physics 130

Gleb Finkelstein, Rm. 093, phone: 660-2523, e-mail: gleb at

Office hours: Wednesday 9:00-10:30 am + 15 min. after the class

TA: Anne Watson, e-mail: amw73 at

Office hours: Monday 1:00-2:00 pm and Friday 3:00-4:00 pm


Main one: "An Introduction to Thermal Physics" by Daniel V. Schroeder
See also:
"Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics" by F. Reif
"Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics", by H.B. Callen
"Thermal Physics" by C. Kittel and H. Kroemer

You may also have a look at a longer list of useful textbooks on my page for PHY 763, the graduate Statistical Mechanics.


All of Schroeder's book - To be updated.

Will be communicated by email 
Graded Material

Problem sets (mostly weekly): 40 %

Midterm exam: 20 %
Final exam: 40 % 

Final EXAM
TTH, PERIOD 5, 3:05 or 3:20 PM    Friday, May 2    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spring 2014, last updated: 15-Jan-2014.
Originally prepared for Spring 2014.