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Lecture Notes in Statistical Mechanics

Lecture 1 Introduction mobile version
Lecture 2 Microcanonical ensemble mobile version
Lecture 3 Classical ideal gas mobile version
Lecture 4 Canonical ensemble mobile version
Lecture 5 Energy, fluctuations mobile version
Lecture 6 Entropy, Free energy mobile version
Lecture 7 Grand canonical ensemble mobile version
Lecture 8 Energy, entropy, fluctuations mobile version
Lecture 9 Quantum statistical mechanics mobile version
Lecture 10 Ideal gas of quantum particles mobile version
Lecture 11 Bose-gas and BE condensation mobile version
Lecture A1 Ising model mobile version
Lecture B1 Landau theory of phase transitions mobile version

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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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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