Advanced Topics of Theoretical Physics II: The statistical properties of matter
by Peter E. Blöchl
Publisher: TU Clausthal 2014
Number of pages: 182
From the table of contents: Transition-state theory; Diffusion; Monte Carlo Method; Quantum Monte Carlo; Decoherence; Notes on the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics; Irreversible Thermodynamics; Transport; Interacting Systems and Phase Transitions; etc.
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by L. S. Schulman - Clarkson University
Topics covered: The description of apparent of irreversibility; Physical origins of the arrow(s) of time; Two-time boundary value problems; The micro / macro distinction and coarse graining; Quantum mechanics with special states.
by Eric Poisson - University of Guelph
From the table of contents: Thermodynamic systems and the zeroth law; Transformations and the first law; Heat engines and the second law; Entropy and the third law; Thermodynamic potentials; Thermodynamics of magnetic systems.
by Mehran Kardar - MIT
Basic principles are examined: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; lattice vibrations; etc.
by Daniel Arovas - University of California, San Diego
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.