This is a three-semester course, so each part is the prerequisite of the next part. We start from the basics of Thermodynamics (the axioms of thermodynamics and their consequences) and ends at advanced and optional topics in Statistical mechanics (e.g. nureal networks). The lecture notes of this course will be revised and uploaded as we go along, but you can see the old lecture notes below. For the second and third parts, only knowledge of the basics of quantum mechanics is assumed.

For further study you can consult any of the following texts.

- Thermodynamics and Introduction to ThermoStatistics, by Herbert Callen
- Statistical Mechancis, by R. K. Pathria
- A Modern Course in Statistical Mechanics, by L. E. Reichl
- Statistical Mechanics, a Set of Lectures, by R. P. Feynman
- Statistical Mechanics, by K. Huang
- Statistical Physics, by K. Huang
- Statistical Mechanics of Particles, by M. Kardar
- Statistical Mechanics of Fields, by M. Kardar

These lecture notes are not complete and are being developed as I teach the course from time to time.

The class holds on Saturdays and Mondays from 10:30 till 12:00 am in room 412. We start on Saturday 14th of Bahman 1402. The TA's are:

The times of delivering exercises and their due dates are:

Set No. | Release Date | Deadline | Grading Date |
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1 | 13 Mehr 1403 | 27 Mehr 1403 | 11 Aban 1403 |

2 | 17 Mehr 1403 | 11 Aban 1403 | 25 Aban 1403 |

3 | 11 Aban 1403 | 25 Aban 1403 | 9 Azar 1403 |

4 | 25 Aban 1403 | 16 Azar 1403 | 30 Azar 1403 |

5 | 16 Azar 1403 | 30 Azar 1403 | 14 Day 1403 |

6 | 30 Azar 1403 | 14 Day 1403 | 28 Day 1403 |

7 | 14 Day 1403 | 28 Day 1403 | 12 Bahman 1403 |

Your final grade is determined according to the following table: Each exam naturally needs that you know the material up to that exam.

Score from 20 | Date | |
---|---|---|

Midterm Exam | 6 | First Azar 1403, 9:00 PM |

Homeworks | 8 | --- |

Final Exam | 6 | TBA |

So you have 20 points + 1 extra points. The percentage of your Homework grades that is taken into accout depends on your Midterm+Final exam, according to the following table:

Midterm+Final Grade | Percentage of Homework Grades |
---|---|

[10, 12] | 100 Percent |

[8 , 10) | 90 Percent |

[6 , 8) | 80 Percent |

[4 , 6) | 70 Percent |

[2 , 4) | 60 Percent |

[0 , 2) | 50 Percent |