Physics 4302(Statistical & Thermal Physics) Lectures Topics in
Reif, Chapter 1: Introduction
This is an overview of probability & statistics. It exposes students to the basic math needed for these topics. The most important results are emphasized & for the most part, detailed derivations will not be discussed.
Material Based Directly on Sections in
I, Sections 1.1 & 1.2: Elementary
Statistical Concepts & Examples.
Walk Problem in one Dimension. Binomial Distribution.
II,Sections 1.3 & 1.4: General
of Mean Values.
Values for the Random Walk Problem.
III, Sections 1.5-1.8: Probability
Distribution for Large N. Gaussian
(or Normal) Probability Distributions. Probability
Distributions of Several Variables. Comments on
Some Supplements Based on Posts by
Others on the Web
I, Supplement #1:Some General "Rules" for Probability Distributions.
Item II, Supplement #2: Overview of Probability Theory. Found on the Web