L1 
Introduction
Purpose of Stat Mech
Probability 
Problem set #1 out 
L2 
Probability (cont.) 

L3 
Equilibrium States 

L4 
Equilibrium States
Lattice Model for Diffusion
Rubber Elasticity

Problem set #1 due
Problem set #2 out 
L5 
Introduction to Conservation Laws (1st Law, Quantization, 2nd Law) 

L6 
Boltzmann’s Law and Entropy as an Extensive Property
Law of Increased Entropy 

L7 
More Boltzmann’s Law
Partition Functions 
Problem set #2 due 
L8 
Simulations
PCR 

E1 
Quiz I 
Problem set #3 out 
L9 
Thermodynamic Systems
Intensive/Extensive Properties
Fundamental Equations for Energy and Entropy
Definitions of Thermodynamic Driving Forces (Part 1)
Thermodynamic Forces
Homogeneous Functions
Definition of Equilibrium, Temperature, Pressure


L10 
Introduction to Chemical Potential
Thermo Cycles
First Law Relations between Heat, Work, Energy


L11 
Reversible and Irreversible Processes 
Problem set #3 due
Problem set #4 out 
L12 
Introduction to Free Energy
Helmholtz Free energy 

L13 
Enthalpy
Gibbs Free Energy 

L14 
Fundamental Equations and their Natural Variables
Heat Capacities
Equilibrium Temperature 
Problem set #4 due
Problem set #5 out 
L15 
Thermodynamic Cycles
Carnot Cycle and Inequality
Heat Engines
Path Dependence 

L16 
Partial Molar Properties 

L17 
Partial Molar Properties II 
Problem set #5 due 
L18 
Simulations
Monte Carlo 

E2 
Quiz II 

L19 
Boltzmann Distribution Law 

L20 
Partition Functions 
Problem set #6 out 5 days before L20 
L21 
Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties from Partition Functions
Ensembles 
Problem set #6 due
Problem set #7 out 
L22 
Quantum Partition Function 

L23 
Equipartition 

L24 
Equipartition (cont.) 
Problem set #7 due
Problem set #8 out 
L25 
Chemical Equlibria
Le Chatelier’s Principle (Ex. 8, Pressure Denaturation of Proteins)
van’t Hoff 

L26 
Solidliquidgas Equilibrium 

L27 
Solutions and Mixtures
Polymers 
Problem set #8 due 
L28 
Solvation: Osmotic Pressure

Problem set #9 out two days before L28 
L29 
Solvation: Protein/Macromolecule Adsorption at Interfaces 

L30 
Polymer Chain 
Problem set #9 due 
E3 
Quiz III 

L31 
Polymer Chain II 
Problem set #10 out 
L32 
Polymer Chain III 

L33 
Cooperativity 

L34 
Cooperativity (cont.) 
Problem set #10 due 
L35 
Protein Folding 

L36 
Review 
