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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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Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles MIT

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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.

License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu

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    Lecture 1: Thermodynamics Part 1

    Lecture 1: Thermodynamics Part 1

    This is the first of four lectures on Thermodynamics.

    • 1 hr 26 min
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    Lecture 2: Thermodynamics Part 2

    Lecture 2: Thermodynamics Part 2

    This is the second of four lectures on Thermodynamics.

    • 1 hr 23 min
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    Lecture 3: Thermodynamics Part 3

    Lecture 3: Thermodynamics Part 3

    This is the third of four lectures on Thermodynamics.

    • 1 hr 23 min
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    Lecture 4: Thermodynamics Part 4

    Lecture 4: Thermodynamics Part 4

    This is the fourth of four lectures on Thermodynamics.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    • video
    Lecture 5: Probability Part 1

    Lecture 5: Probability Part 1

    This is the first of two lectures on Probability.

    • 1 hr 21 min
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    Lecture 6: Probability Part 2

    Lecture 6: Probability Part 2

    This is the second of two lectures on Probability.

    • 1 hr 24 min

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