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Lecture Notes in Statistical Mechanics

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