Physics 4302 (Statistical & Thermal Physics) Lectures
Topics in Reif, Chapter 1:
Introduction to Statistical Methods
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.
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Material Based Directly on Sections in Reif's Book
Part I, Sections 1.1 & 1.2: Elementary Statistical Concepts & Examples.
The Random Walk Problem in one Dimension. Binomial Distribution.
Part II, Sections 1.3 & 1.4: General Discussion of Mean Values.
Calculation of Mean Values for the Random Walk Problem.

Part III, Sections 1.5-1.8: Probability Distribution for Large N.
Gaussian (or Normal) Probability Distributions.

Probability Distributions of Several Variables.

Probability Distributions.
Some Supplements Based on Posts by Others on the Web
Item I, Supplement #1: Some General "Rules" for Probability Distributions.
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Item II, Supplement #2: Overview of Probability Theory.  Found on the Web
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Item III, Supplement #3:"The Wandering Photon"
An Animated Illustration of the Random Walk Problem!!
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Item IV, Supplement #4: The Binomial Distribution.
General Discussion. Some Example Problems.
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Item V, Supplement #5: Dice Games & Probablilities.
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Item VISupplement #6: More Dice Games.
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Item VII, Supplement #7: The Poisson Distribution.
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Item VIII, Supplement #8:  The Gaussian (Normal) Distribution.
More Details & Some Applications.
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Item IX, Supplement #9: The Exponential Distribution.
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Item X, Supplement #10: Examples of Probability Problems.
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Item XI, Supplement #11: Some Interesting Quotes on Probability.

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