This course in Statistical Mechanics features problem sets and exams. Basic principles examined include: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy; postulates of classical statistical mechanics, microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; applications to lattice vibrations, ideal gas, photon gas; quantum statistical mechanics; Fermi and Bose systems; and interacting systems: cluster expansions, van der Waal's gas, and mean-field theory.

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Date Of Record Release | 2005-05-10 10:26:00 |

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Date Issued | 2003 |

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Author Name | Senthil Todadri |

Author Organization | Massachusetts Institute of Technology |

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