Lecture Notes on Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
by Daniel Arovas
Publisher: University of California, San Diego 2013
Number of pages: 440
These lecture notes are intended to supplement a course in statistical physics at the upper division undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Contents: Probability 2. Thermodynamics 3. Ergodicity and the Approach to Equilibrium 4. Statistical Ensembles 5. Noninteracting Quantum Systems 6. Classical Interacting Systems 7. Mean Field Theory of Phase Transitions 8. Nonequilibrium Phenomena.
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