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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles (Fall 2013)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare

Overview

Course Features

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  • Captions/transcript
  • Lecture notes
  • Assignments: problem sets (no solutions)

Course Description

Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: Thermodynamics, probability theory, kinetic theory, classical statistical mechanics, interacting systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and identical particles.

Syllabus

1. Thermodynamics Part 1.
2. Thermodynamics Part 2.
3. Thermodynamics Part 3.
4. Thermodynamics Part 4.
5. Probability Part 1.
6. Probability Part 2.
7. Kinetic Theory of Gases Part 1.
8. Kinetic Theory of Gases Part 2.
9. Kinetic Theory of Gases Part 3.
10. Kinetic Theory of Gases Part 4.
11. Kinetic Theory of Gases Part 5.
12. Classical Statistical Mechanics Part 1.
13. Classical Statistical Mechanics Part 2.
14. Classical Statistical Mechanics Part 3.
15. Interacting Particles Part 1.
16. Interacting Particles Part 2.
17. Interacting Particles Part 3.
18. Interacting Particles Part 4.
19. Interacting Particles Part 5.
20. Quantum Statistical Mechanics Part 1.
21. Quantum Statistical Mechanics Part 2.
22. Ideal Quantum Gases Part 1.
23. Ideal Quantum Gases Part 2.
24. Ideal Quantum Gases Part 3.
25. Ideal Quantum Gases Part 4.
26. Ideal Quantum Gases Part 5.

Taught by

Prof. Mehran Kardar

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