Statistical Mechanics

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Introductory Statistical Mechanics

This project will cover the basics of statistical mechanics, as typically taught in undergraduate physics courses.

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Table of Contents[edit]

  1. The Foundations
  2. The Two-State Problem This is actually a huge example problem to introduce the statistical definition of entropy
  3. Boltzmann and Gibbs factors and Partition functions
  4. Density of States
  5. Thermal Radiation
  6. Debye Theory
  7. Ideal Gas
  8. Quantum Gases
  9. Thermodynamic Potentials (Here on you can consider the border from Thermal Physics to thermodynamics.)
  10. Phase Transformations

Further Reading and Resources[edit]