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This course is second in the series of undergraduate Statistical Physics courses and features comprehensive lecture notes and assignments. Course topics include probability distributions for classical and quantum systems; microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical partition-functions and associated thermodynamic potentials; conditions of thermodynamic equilibrium for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems; non-interacting Bose and Fermi gases; mean field theories for real gases, binary mixtures, magnetic systems, polymer solutions; phase and reaction equilibria, critical phenomena; fluctuations, correlation functions and susceptibilities, and Kubo formulae; evolution of distribution functions: Boltzmann and Smoluchowski equations.
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Date Of Record Creation 2005-05-10 13:27:00
Date Last Modified 2006-06-26 15:03:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-05-10 10:26:00
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Date Issued 2003
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Author Name Xiao-Gang Wen
Author Organization Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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