Summary: Physics 408, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Instructor: Roland E. Allen
1-979-845-4341, Room M213 Mitchell Institute Building
Office hours: Wednesday 3-4 p.m., Thursday 3-4 p.m., Friday 3-4 p.m.; or by appointment.
Textbook: Thermal Physics by Ralph Baierlein. You may want to bring your copy of the
textbook to class for easier note-taking.
3 "midterm" exams 45%
final exam (comprehensive) 20%
Homework is due at the beginning of class each Monday.
Homework presentations are also each Monday, of course. Homework late by < 48 hours,
1/2 credit. Homework late by > 48 hours, no credit.
Exams: Thursday, September 22; Thursday, October 13; Thursday, November 10.
The final exam will be at the time specified by the university at
http://registrar.tamu.edu//General/FinalSchedule.aspx, which is
Monday, December 12, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
There is the possibility of getting extra credit if you arrange for this (1) before any other
volunteer for a given homework problem, to present that problem in class, or (2) by