• The final scores of assignments and bonus Problems has been uploaded. It can be downloaded from "Homeworks".
  • We've uploaded the new list of assignment scores in "Homeworks".
  • The problem set 6 has been uploaded. Note that it's not compulsory and its score is rather than assignment scores. You can deliver your solution until Saturday (6 July 2014).
  • Please note that the due time is changed. We will be Sunday (Tir 8) 11am in Rezakhani's office. You can deliver us your solutions.
  • The list of assignment scores has been uploaded in "Homeworks".
  • Due time for bonus problems and any other problems is Tir 7.
  • Bonus problem's due time and assignment/quiz scores will be announced tomorrow (1 Tir).
  • Problem set 5 has been uploaded.
  • Deadline of problems set 4 has been changed. It's due time is Thursday 30 Ordibehesht.
  • problems set 4 has been uploaded. It's due time is Sunday 28 Ordibehesht.
  • You can download problems set 3. It's due time is Sunday 14 Ordibehesht.
  • problems set 2 has been uploaded. It's due time is Sunday 24 Farvardin
  • problems set 1 has been uploaded. please notice it's due time is Sunday 11 esfand


Dr. Ali Rezakhani

Weekly schedule/venue: Sat. — Mon., 10:30am — 12:30pm, Lecture Hall 3

Teaching Assistant

Faraj Bakhshinezhad ( ,

First Group: Sunday 12:30-13:30, Ph. 3. Grades: Quizzes, Homeworks

Second Group: Tuesday 12:00-13:00, Ph. 3. Grades: Quizzes, Homeworks

The final list of students can be downloaded from here.


  • 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.


Required Texts :

  1. Statistical Mechanics Third Edition, R. K. Pathria

Recommended Texts :

  1. A Modern Course in Statistical Physics, L. E. Reichl
  2. Thermal and Statistical Physics, H. Gould & J. Tobochnik
  3. Statistical Physics: An Introductory Course, D. J. Amit & Y. Verbin
  4. Statistical Physics I: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, M. Toda, R. Kubo & N. Saito
  5. Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, H. B. Callen
  6. Statistical Physics, Third Edition, Part 1: Volume 5, L. D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz
  7. Statistical Mechanics: A Set Of Lectures, R. P. Feynman
  8. Statistical Physics: An Advanced Approach with Applications, J. Honerkamp
  9. Thermodynamics: An advanced course with problems and solutions, R. Kubo
  10. Concepts in Thermal Physics, S. J. Blundell & K. M. Blundell
  11. Tempreture, A. Smorodinsky

News and Announcements

  • Midterm Exam: 24 April 2014 (4 Ordibehesht) at 10:00
  • Midterm's Solution
  • Final Exam: 14 June 2014 (24 Khordad) at 15:00


PH24154: Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics I