This course is an
introduction to statistical physics. The aim of statistical physics is to
model systems with an extremely large number of degrees of freedom. This PDF
covers the following topics related to Statistical Physics : Introduction to
statistical physics: ’more is different’, Combinatorics and emergent laws,
Microcanonical ensemble, Canonical Ensemble, Grand canonical ensemble, Ideal
systems and entropic forces, Statistical ensembles and thermodynamics,
Systems in interaction and phase transitions, Quantum statistics.
This PDF covers the
following topics related to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics :
Energy in Thermal Physics, Entropy and the 2nd Law, Interactions and
Temperature, Engines and Refrigerators, Thermodynamic Potentials, Partition
Functions and Boltzmann Statistics, Entropy and Information, Transport, In
Brief, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Phase Transitions.
Author(s): Jared Kaplan, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
This note describes the following topics: Basic Statistical
Notions, Time-evolving ensembles, Equilibrium Ensembles, The Ideal Quantum Gas,
The Laws of Thermodynamics, Dynamical Systems and Approach to Equilibrium.
mechanics provides a theoretical bridge that takes you from the micro world to
the macro world. Topics covered includes: Micro-Macro Synthesis, Maxwell’s
Mischief, Binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian, Isolated System: Micro canonical
Ensemble, Closed System, Open System, Quantum Statistics, Bose-Einstein
Condensation, Statistical Mechanics of Harmonic Oscillators.
This note describes the
following topics: Thermodynamics, Summary of probability theory,
Equilibrium statistical mechanics, Ideal gases, Interacting systems and phase
transitions, Density matrix and áuctuation dissipation theorem, Brownian motion
and stochastic dynamics, Boltzmann transport equation.
The course note
on Advanced Statistical Mechanics: Phase transitions and critical phenomena is
about different phases of matter and its study using statistical mechanics. In
this course note phenomenology of phase transitions of different order will be
elaborated, statistical thermodynamics of these systems will be established,
different models will be constructed to study the phenomena, analytical and
numerical techniques will be discussed for solving these models.
This book covers the following topics:
The Fundamental Postulate of Statistical Mechanics, The Four Concepts of
Statistical Mechanics, Classical Statistical Mechanics, Helmholtz Free Energy,
The Ensembles, Microscopic Distributions and Quantum Statistics, Thermodynamics,
This is an
introductory course on Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics given to final
year undergraduates. They were last updated in May 2012. Full lecture notes come
in around 190 pages. Individual chapters and problem sets can also be found
below. This lecture note covers the following: Fundamentals of Statistical
Mechanics, Classical Gases, Quantum Gases, Classical Thermodynamics, Phase
Transitions. The lecture notes can be downloaded in both PDF and PS formats
This note covers the following topics:The Canonical Ensemble ,
Extensive and intensive variables, The example of a perfect gas,
Thermodynamics, The Grand Canonical Ensemble, The Degenerate Fermi Gas,
Reminder of Classical Mechanics and Classical Statistical Physics.