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Homework
 Fri. Sept. 7  HW1 Review of Thermodynamics, heat capacity
 Readings: Chapter 2 of Modern Thermodynamics with Statistical Mechanics by Carl. S. Helrich, look up electronic copy in Brock Library.
 There are plenty of web resources on the first law of thermodynamics
 Problems: Heat Capacity
 We will work on these problems during the tutorial on Tuesday Sept. 11 (1011 am)
 Tues Sept. 11  HW2  Review of Quantum Mechanics
 HW1 problems due Friday Sept. 14
 Fri. Sept. 14 HW3  Review of Statistical Mechanics I
 Tues Sept. 18  HW4  Review of Statistical Mechanics II
 Readings: entropy, partition function; properties of ideal gas; equipartition theorem: any thermal physics textbook
 Problem: be able to calculate density of states in k space of 2D particle in box
 Problem: be able to calculate partition function of a 2D ideal gas.
 Problem: be able to calculate total energy of 2D ideal gas from the partition function; does it agree with the equipartition theorem?
 HW2,HW3 problems due Friday Sept. 21
 Test #1 during Tutorial on Tuesday Sept. 25  will cover HW1,2,3
 Fri. Sept. 21 HW5  Review of Statistical Mechanics III
 Tues. Sept. 25 HW6  Molar Heat Capacity: Einstein Model
 Readings: Simon Chapter 2,pp.79
 Problems: exercise 2.1 (a) ; exercise 2.1(b)was done in class
 Fri. Sept. 28 HW7  Molar Heat Capacity: Debye Model
 Readings: Simon Chapter 2,pp.916
 Problems: Simon p. 2.2(b),2.3,2.5; exercise 2.2(a)was done in class
 Solution: 2.2b simple minded versus accurate
 Mon. Oct. 1 HW8  Electrons in Metals: Drude Theory
 Read Simon Chapter 3, pp. 1925
 Problems: Simon pp. 2526, exercise 3.1
 HW4, HW5, HW6, HW7 due friday oct. 5
 Friday Oct. 5 HW9  Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory I
 Read Simon Chapter 4.1,4.2 pp. 2732
 Problems: Simon pp.3738, problems 4.1
 Reading Week: Oct. 512
 Tuesday Oct. 16 HW10  Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory II
 Read Simon Chapter 4.4,4.5 pp. 3436
 Problems: Simon pp.3738, problems 4.2, 4.7,note that we did 4.3(a) in class
 HW9,HW10 due friday oct. 19
 Test #2 during Tutorial on Tuesday Oct. 23  will cover HW 5,6,7,9,10
 Fri. Oct. 19 HW 11  Crystal Structure
 Read Simon Chapter 12, pp. 113126
 Problems: Simon pp. 125126, prob 12.1,12.2,12.3,12.4,12.5
 Tues. Oct. 23 HW12  Reciprocal lattice
 Read Simon Chapter 13, pp. 127134
 Problems: Simon pp. 137138, prob 13.1,13.2,13.3,13.4
 Wed. Oct. 25 HW14  xray diffraction
 Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.141144
 Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.1

