Modern Statistical Mechanics
by Paul Fendley
Publisher: The University of Virginia 2014
Number of pages: 98
This book, Modern Statistical Mechanics, is an attempt to cover the gap between what is taught in a conventional statistical mechanics class (undergraduate or graduate) and between what is necessary to understand current research involving many-body physics. The aim is to introduce some of the basics of many-body physics to a wide audience.
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by Manfred Sigrist - ETH Zurich
From the table of contents: Laws of Thermodynamics; Kinetic approach and Boltzmann transport theory; Classical statistical mechanics; Quantum Statistical Physics; Phase transitions; Linear Response Theory; Renormalization group; etc.
by Gunnar Pruessner - Imperial College London
This is an attempt to deliver, within a couple of hours, a few key-concepts of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The goal is to develop some ideas of contemporary research. Many of the ideas are illustrated or even introduced by examples.
by Flavio S. Nogueira - arXiv
These notes provide a self-contained introduction to field theoretic methods employed in the study of classical and quantum phase transitions. Classical phase transitions occur at a regime where quantum fluctuations do not play an important role.
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.