Important Notice:

Due to the unfortunate COVID-19 outbreak and the official closure of Sharif University of Technology (SUT), we will soon set up online class sessions (exactly at the times of the class schedule) as the official alternative. We will employ the SUT Virtual Class E-Course System accessible through the link: Please stay tuned for more information and instructions. Your active participation in the e-learning sessions are expected and welcome. Until further notice, there will be no recitation class sessions either. If you may have any questions regarding the course materials or homework assignments, please contact the instructor or TA through email. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and hope that you all stay healthy.

In the meantime, please consult the existing video lectures of the course (recorded several years ago at SUT): ترمودینامیک-و-مکانیک-آماری- ۱ -mk59/ . Most of the materials covered in the recorded class sessions will also apply for our course in this term.


  • problems set 1 has been uploaded. please notice it's due time is Sunday 25 esfand
  • Midterm exam will be held on Friday Ordibehesht 26. It is a take-home exam. Stay tuned for details in later announcements in vclass or this webpage.


Dr. Ali Rezakhani

Weekly schedule and Venue:

Sun. & Tue.,10:30 — 12:00, PH 3

Teaching Assistant (TA):

Mohammad Hossein Sharifi Kalahroudi

First Group: Saturday 18:30-19, Ph. 2.

Second Group: Monday 15:30-17:00, Ph. 2.


  • Homework is due Sunday and no delays will be accepted!
  • Please note that you should only hand in the solutions to the homework questions. Problems under the Excercise section are for preparing you for the quizes.
  • The place you are supposed to hand in your assignments is your class venue at Ph.3.
  • Answers to bonus questions/problems should also be handed in to your TA. Please indicate clearly that this is for a bonus question/problem (bonus questions should be solved individually).
  • Pop quizzes will be prevalent during this semester, and they count in your final grade. It is thus advisable that you be prepared every session.
  • The maximum grade of bonus questions is 2/20.
  • To be eligible to obtain your assignment/quiz scores, you need to obtain at least 50% of your midterm and final exmas' scores combined.


    Main Reference and Textbook:

  1. S. J. Blundell and K. M. Blundell, Concepts in Thermal Physics (Oxford University Press, 2010)   

    Other Recommended Books:

  1. J. H. Luscombe, Thermodynamics (CRC, 2018)
  2. A. Rex, Finn’s Thermal Physics (CRC, 2017)
  3. P. M. Morse, Thermal Physics (Benjamin, 1962)
  4. H. B. Callen, Thermodynamics (Wiley, 1962)
  5. G. M. Anderson, Thermodynamics of Natural Systems (Cambridge, 2005)

Grading Policy:

Midterm + Final exams, overall constituting 16/20 of your final mark;Homework Assignments + Quizzes, overall constituting 4/20 of your final mark.


  • Homework Assignments (HAs) will be uploaded on a biweekly basis.
  • Due date for each HA is exactly one week after uploading it on the course webpage. Delays less than an hour might be acceptable only after proper reasoning—no further delays are allowed.
  • There will be pop quizzes in the recitation classes.
  • While it is reasonable to briefly discuss HAs with a classmate, your final written solution must represent your own intellectual work. Proper citations to external references used to prepare your solutions are necessary. Please note that copying solutions from any manual/guide or from solutions prepared by others is prohibited and considered as a case of academic misconduct. Your understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated.


Instructions for Preparing/Handing your HAs:

  • Put your name/student ID # on your HAs.
  • Use paper parsimoniously to help save the trees. Electronic copies (in PDF format, prepared in a reasonable quality) are preferable and encouraged. Email your HAs to the TA.
  • Put your HAs in proper order and paginate them (staple if you plan to hand in a paper copy).


  Midterm Exam

  FINAL Exam

Bonus problems
Bouns problems will be availableon the linke above on Monday 30 Tir at 12:00 p.m.