Statistical Physics I

Spheres on a lattice with directional arrows.

A molecular solid in which the individual molecules are localized at specific lattice sites and possess no center of mass motion.


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Spring 2013



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This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices.

Greytak, Thomas. 8.044 Statistical Physics I, Spring 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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