Aug. 22:Read sections 1 and 2 in Chapter 1 of the text for class T and be prepared for the first group assignment. Refer to the syllabus for the
nature of group assignments.
Aug. 27: There will be no class on Th., Sept. 5, 2013.
Sept. 24:The use of Stirling's Approximation to compute the probability of finding exactly 500 heads in 1000 coin tosses.
Sept. 24:This write-up will provide more details for the Einstein solids model .
Sept. 26:I am posting here the draft (and I stress the draft nature)of the energy chapter for IJEP that we will work on as our semester project.
As you will see, this has been edited by a few people thus far. Our job will be do add some science descriptions, rewrite other sections, and do our best to ensure a common tone. Please read this over by next class and
we can discuss it more then.
Oct. 3: I have written a short Mathematica program to show the entropy curves that are presented in the text.