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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 Creation 2005-05-10 13:52:00
Date Last Modified 2006-06-26 15:05:00
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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