Physics 351    Thermal Physics    Spring 2018

Weida Wu
Office:         Serin Physics Building West 117W
Email:          wdwu AT
Telephone:    848-445-8751 (office)

Office hour Wednesday 1:30-2:30 PM and by appointment only
Lectures Room: TBD updated
Wednesday 10:20-11:40 AM
Friday 3:20-4:40 PM
Grader TBA

Textbook (required)
textbook TITLE: Introduction to Thermal Physics
by Daniel V. Schroeder
ISBN: 0201-38027-7
ISBN 13: 978-0201-38027-9
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publish Date: 1999-08-28
Binding: Hardcover , 422 pages

Web Site Access (required): Follow Physics 351 link in the Physics Department home page. Homework assignments, announcements and notes will be posted here. This link must be visited regularly.

Syllabus (lecture notes homeworks and exams) updated

Homework    due every Wednesday 4 PM in grader's mailbox (unless announced otherwise).

Grading    Based on midterm exams (30 % each), final exam (40 %), and homework (30 %).
Exam format: Open book but NO homework solutions or PRINTED lecture notes. Handwritten cheat-sheets are allowed.
Homework and exam grades are available on gradebook.

Grade cutoffs (tentative)

Exam format: Open book, but NEITHER homework solutions NOR PRINTED lecture notes are allowed.  For midterm, only one handwritten cheat-sheet (letter size, double sided) is allowed.  For final exam, three handwritten cheat-sheets are allowed. 

Makeup exam:
You will need a note from the Dean's Office documenting the reason for your absence and requesting Prof. Wu to allow you to take the makeup exam. This policy will be enforced with no exceptions. The Dean's Office has a form to fill out in the case of a conflict with another class or exam.

Academic Integrity  --   Please review the Rutgers Policy on Academic Integrity for Undergraduate and Graduate Students. As this document makes clear, cheating can take many forms, none of which are acceptable. Ultimately, cheating in any form will not work in your favor: you will not learn the material for yourself. This can only have a deleterious effect on your own future performance prospects in other classes and in the world at large. Also, if you have any sort of conscience, you will live with the knowledge that you cheated the rest of your life. Maybe you will feel that you have "beaten the system" but you have only degraded yourself. Don't do it!

Announcement   updated
[Oct. 14, 2017]  Welcome to Physics 351, website is up.

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