Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles

A sequence of dots in a variety of color that look like grains of sand.

A digitally modified image of a sand dune, which served as the inspiration for the cover of Prof. Kardar's textbook Statistical Physics of Particles. (Image by Mehran Kardar)

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8.333

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Fall 2013

Level

Graduate

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Statistical Mechanics is a probabilistic approach to equilibrium properties of large numbers of degrees of freedom. In this two-semester course, basic principles are examined. Topics include: Thermodynamics, probability theory, kinetic theory, classical statistical mechanics, interacting systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and identical particles.

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Mehran Kardar. 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles, Fall 2013. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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