Statistical Thermodynamics Phys 504 S18
MW 14:00 158LLP
tentative plan: see Table of Contents of (1).)
Lecture Notes (Do not make hard copies, if you wish to use the hypertext features.)

(1) Hypertext lecture notes: SMHyperS12.pdf
with some introductory materials from
(2) Statistical Physics, a jogging course StatPhys2015E.pdf (7.7MB) [hypertext]
Different from the last year, I will add a lot of recent topics (e.g., typicality, fluctuationtheorem related topics, informational thermodynamics, etc.) as to basic problems of statistical thermodynamics.
Lecture slides and supplements are (here for S17)
Example problems with solutions almost all representative qual problems may be found here.
The course will critically review various myths of statistical mechanics and hopefully discuss research topics.
Policy: 50% HW (best 8 out of ~10) Midterm (30%) Final (20%) [All the exams will be takehome]
Office hours: xxx in 3111 ESB.
Homework
demos links
LaTeX Help
template: LaTeXTemplate.tex [Write your lines in ``WRITE HERE’’.]
sample formulas: LaTeXHelp.pdf whose source file is LaTeXHelp.tex
Informal Notes on Renormalization and Phase Transitions (Dec 31, 2008) IRG.pdf pwd = IRG
Introduction to Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics (Part 1+2, Apr28, 2005) NSM05I+II.pdf pw = NSM05I+II
Introduction to Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics (Part 3, May 5, 2005) NSM05III.pdf pw= NSM05III