This page contains copies of the class handouts, and other items of interest to the Physics 112 class.
The PHYS 112 page, which has been maintained by ERes, is now terminated. But all the information that was on that page (and more) will be maintained on this web site for the indefinite future.
The General Information and Syllabus handout is available
in either PDF or Postscript format
[PDF | Postscript]
Some of the information in this handout is reproduced here.
General Information | ||
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Instructor | Howard Haber | |
Office | 211 Kerr Hall | |
Phone | 459-4228 | |
Office Hours | Mondays and Tuesdays, 3--4 pm | |
haber@scipp.ucsc.edu | ||
Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10--11:45 am, 283 Kerr Hall
Discussion Section: Wednesday evening, 6--7:30 pm, 289 Kerr Hall
Thermal Physics, by Ralph Baierlein
40% Weekly Homework (9 problem sets)
15% First Midterm Exam (Tuesday, February 1, 2000)
15% Second Midterm Exam (Tuesday, February 22, 2000)
30% Final Exam (Friday, March 17, 2000, 7:30--10:30 pm)
Weekly homework assignments will be handed out each Thursday and are due at the beginning of class on the Thursday of the following week. The homework problem sets are not optional. You are encouraged to discuss the class material and homework problems with your classmates and to work in groups, but all submitted problems should represent your own work and understanding. In order that homework can be graded efficiently and returned quickly, there will be a 50\% penalty for late homework. This penalty may be waived in special circumstances if you see me before the original due date. Homework solutions will be made available each Tuesday (following the Thursday due date); no late homeworks will be accepted after that.
The two midterm exams and final exams will be held in the same classroom as the lectures. The final exam will cover the complete course material. You must take the final exam to pass the course.
The course syllabus is available in either PDF or Postscript format
[PDF | Postscript]
Problem sets and exams are available in either PDF or Postscript formats
The scanned versions of handwritten problem set and exam solutions are available in PDF format
1. Mathematical Notes on the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein
Integrals.
[Postscript |
PDF]
The following articles are related to the course material and should be of special interest to students of Physics 112.
1. Sadi Carnot, `Founder of the Second Law of
Thermodynamics' [PDF]
By Herman Erlichson (CUNY, Staten Island).
European Journal of Physics 20 (1999) 183--192.
2. The Car and the Goats.
[PDF]
By Leonard Gillman.
The American Mathematical Monthly 99 (1992) 3--7.
3. Thermodynamics Using Coins
[PDF]
By Sadri Hassani (Illinois State University).
European Journal of Physics 21 (2000) 41--47.