Course Description
This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in this class, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Topics from modern statistical mechanics are also explored, including the hydrodynamic limit and classical …
This is the second term in a two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in this class, such as the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Topics from modern statistical mechanics are also explored, including the hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories.
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A blurry image of a sand dune and sky above.
A digitally modified image of a sand dune, which served as the inspiration for the cover of Prof. Kardar’s textbook Statistical Physics of Fields. (Image by Mehran Kardar)