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Unformatted text preview: PHY 5524 Statistical Physics Spring 2010, Tu-Th 1:30-2:50, MAP 316 Instructor - Dr. Aniket Bhattacharya Recommended text: Statistical Mechanics , by Silvio Salinas , Springer, New York Supplementary text: Statistical Mechanics, 2nd edition , by R. K. Pathria, Butterworth-Heinemann Office: PSC 304 Phone: 823-5206 Office Hours: Tu 10:00-12:00 email: aniket @ physics.ucf.edu or anytime walk in Preamble: This is a graduate level course in Statistical Mechanics. In this course we will discuss both the formal aspects and applications of statistical mechanics. I urge that you look through several other books listed below and initiate discussion among yourselves on various aspects of this beautiful subject. Pertinent discussions about the homework sets are acceptable as long as these discussions are good learning experiences for you, and not merely to come up with a homework solution. You are always welcome at my office and dont need to make an appointment....
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