The PDF covers the
following topics related to Mathematical Physics : Introduction to
statistical mechanics, Canonical Ensembles for the Lattice Gas,
Configurations and ensembles, The equivalence principle, Generalizing
Ensemble Analysis to Harder Cases, Concavity and the Legendre transform,
Basic concavity results, Concave properties of the Legendre transform, Basic
setup for statistical mechanics, Gibbs equilibrium measure, Introduction to
the Ising model, Entropy, energy, and free energy, Large deviation theory,
Free energy, Basic Properties, Convexity of the pressure and its
implications, Large deviation principle for van Hove sequences, 1-D Ising
model, Transfer matrix method, Markov chains, 7 2-D Ising model, Ihara graph
zeta function, Gibbs states in the infinite volume limit, Conditional
expectation, Symmetry and symmetry breaking, Phase transitions, Random field
models, Proof of symmetry-breaking of continuous symmetries, The spin-wave
perspective, Infrared bound, Reflection positivity.

**Author(s):** Professor Michael Aizenman

76**Pages**