 
Summary: Physics 607, Statistical Mechanics
Instructor: Roland E. Allen
19798454341, Room M213 Mitchell Institute Building
allen@tamu.edu, http://faculty.physics.tamu.edu/allen/StatMech.html
Office hours: Monday 34 p.m., Tuesday 34 p.m., Wednesday 34 p.m., Thursday 34 p.m.; or by
appointment.
Textbook: Statistical Mechanics, 3rd Edition, by R. K. Pathria and P. D. Beale. You may want to bring your
copy of the textbook to class for easier notetaking. My (hopefully improved) version of each treatment will
often differ substantially from that in the textbook, but I will also usually indicate where the relevant material is
in the textbook.
Evaluation: homework 40%
2 "midterm" exams 40%
final exam (comprehensive) 20%
Homework is due at the beginning of the first class each Wednesday.
Homework presentations are also in this class, of course. Homework late by < 48 hours, 1/2 credit. Homework
late by > 48 hours, no credit.
The "midterm" exams will be in the evening at 7:15  10:00 p.m., in Room 203 MPHY, on
Thursday, October 6, and Thursday, November 17.
The final exam will be at the time specified by the university at
http://registrar.tamu.edu//General/FinalSchedule.aspx, which is
