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Lecture Notes in Statistical Mechanics

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