by David Tong
Publisher: University of Cambridge 2012
Number of pages: 179
This is an introductory course on Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics given to final year undergraduates. Topics: Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics; Classical Gases; Quantum Gases; Classical Thermodynamics; Phase Transitions.
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