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Lecture Notes in Statistical Mechanics

Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Microcanonical ensemble
Lecture 3 Classical ideal gas
Lecture 4 Canonical ensemble
Lecture 5 Energy, fluctuations
Lecture 6 Entropy, Free energy
Lecture 7 Grand canonical ensemble
Lecture 8 Energy, entropy, fluctuations
Lecture 9 Quantum statistical mechanics
Lecture 10 Ideal gas of quantum particles
Lecture 11* Bose-gas and BE condensation
Lecture A0* Phase transitions
Lecture A1* Ising model
Lecture A2 Landau theory of phase transitions
* Recently updated.

These lecure notes were prepared for the Statistical Mechanics course I have been teaching, as part of the M.Sc. program here at Jamia.

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Lecture notes in Quantum Mechanics

Books recommended (in order of preference)

  1. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics - W. Greiner, L. Neise, H. Stöcker
  2. Statical Mechanics - R.K. Pathria
  3. Statical Mechanics - Kersan Huang

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