I will be out of town and we will begin our Physics 504 lectures on Monday
January 28 at the usual time and place. We will
have three make up lectures on

**Friday February 1, 2013, 10:30-11:50 am in Rm 158 Loomis**

**Friday February 8, 2013, 10:30-11:50 am in Rm 158 Loomis**

**Friday February 15, 2013, 10:30-11:50 am in Rm 158 Loomis **

I will be out of town on Wednesday March 27 and Wednesday April 10. We will
have two make up lectures on

**Friday March 29, 2013, 10:30-11:50 am in Rm 158 Loomis**, and
**Friday April 5, 2013, 10:30-11:50 am in Rm 158 Loomis**.

Homework Set No. 1 was posted on Sunday January 27, 2013. It is a short HW set on
review material from undergraduate statistical mechanics. It is due in one week, on Monday February
4, 2013, at 9:00 am.
The solutions to HW 1 were posted on Tuesday February 12, 2013.

Homework Set No. 2 was posted on Friday February 1,2013. It is due on Monday February
18, 2013, at 9:00 am.
The silutions to Homework set No.2 were posted on Tuesday February 26, 2013

I have posted my handwritten notes on Fundamental Principles of Statistical
mechanics on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.

I have posted my handwritten notes on the summary of Thermodynamics and on the Gibbs distribution.
mechanics on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.

I have posted my handwritten notes on Kinetic Theory, Random Walks and the Path Integral Picture
on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.

Homework Set No. 3 was posted on Monday February 18,2013. It is due on Monday
March 4, 2013, at 9:00 am.
The solutions to homework No. 3 were posted on Thursday March 14, 2013.

Our official grader is out of town and cannot do his office hours for our class.
Fortunately Michael LeBlanc has agreed to step in and to do the Friday 2:00-3:00 pm office hours in his stead.
Michael's office hours will be held in the 3rd floor Commons area of ICMT (in the ESB building).
His regular office is in Rm. 3117 ESB and his email is leblanc3@illinois.edu

I have posted my handwritten notes on Interacting Classical Gases
on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.

Homework set No. 4 was posted on Tuesday March 5, 2013. It is due on Saturday March 16, 2013.
** There is a misprint in question 5 of problem 1: where it says decreasing it should say increasing** I have posted the corrected statement of
this problem.

The solutions to homework No.4 were posted on Friday March 29, 2013.

The list of Term Papers was posted on Wednesday March 6, 2013. Please send me an email with your top three choices no later than the end of
Spring Break.

I have posted my handwritten notes on Quantum Statistical Mechanics
on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.

I will be out of town on Wednesday April 10 and Monday April 15. We will make up these two lectures on Friday April 5 (this Friday) at 10:30 am
and on Friday April 19 also 1t 10:30 am. Both lectures will be in our regular lecture room, 136 LLP.

Homework set No. 5 was posted on Monday March 25, 2013. It is due on Sunday April 7, 2013.
** There is a misprint in question 1 and and another one in question 3 of problem 1: where it says v << v_c it should say v>> v_c, and the
coefficient a_2=2.612...**. I have posted the corrected statement of
this problem.

There was also a misprint in question 4 of problem 2. I posted the corrected file.

I have posted my handwritten notes on Phase Transitions and Spin Systems.
on the website. These notes are not a substitute of what you will find
in the recommended textbooks.
I have updated these notes (April 24)

I have updated the notes on phase transitions (April 29). These notes are now complete.

Homework set No. 6 was posted on Sunday April 7, 2013. It is due on Sunday April 28, 2013. This is the last problem set.
The solutions to homework 6 have been posted on Saturday May 4, 2013.

The Final Exam will take place on ** May 8, 2013
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm**. The exam will be in **Rm 190 ESB ** which is not our usual classroom.
On that date the students will give their Oral
Presentations and we will have a "mini-workshop''. Students must send me by email the pdf file of their term paper no later than
8:00 pm on the day before the final. I will bring my laptop to the final with all the
files loaded.
Each student
will have 15 minutes for his/her presentation. We will have a one hour lunch break.