Course Syllabus

Problem sets

Homework 1: due Jan 30 at 5pm

Homework 2: due Feb 6 at 5pm

Homework 3: due Feb 28 at 5pm

Homework 4: due March 24 at 5pm

Homework 5: due April 9 at 5pm

Homework 6: due April 27 at 5pm

Lecture Notes

preamble, guide, and sources

Part 1: Review of thermodynamics (3 lectures)

Part 2: Review of probability (3 lectures)

Part 3: Kinetic theory and the origin of irreversibility (4 lectures)

Part 4: Classical statistical mechanics of non-interacting particles (3 lectures)

Part 5: Quantum statistical mechanics (5 lectures)

Part 6: Interacting systems (3 lectures)

Part 7: Phase transitions (5+ lectures)

Course surveys

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lectures on interacting systems and phase transitions

Responses to comments on the surveys

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