Statistical Physics

Michael Cross, Caltech: Physics 127a

The first term covers the basic principles of statistical mechanics, applications to simple systems that can be solved exactly, and the connections with thermodynamics, including a review of the basic ideas of thermodynamics. These notes are not intended to be a complete account of the class discussion, but attempt to summarize the main points.

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Last modified: 5 October, 2006
Michael Cross