Physics 4302 (Statistical & Thermal Physics) Lectures (Power Point)
Topics in Reif, Chapter 6
Basic Methods & Results of Statistical Mechanics
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Part I: Overview of Ch. 6 Ideas:
              Microcanonical, Canonical, & 
              Grand Canonical Ensembles.
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Part II: More Ch. 6 Ideas:
                More discussion of Microcanonical, Canonical
                & Grand Canonical Ensembles.
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Part III: Canonical Ensemble:
                Application to Spin Paramagnetism.
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Part IV: Canonical Ensemble:
                Application to the Ideal Monatomic Gas.
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Canonical Ensemble
Classical or Maxwell-Boltzmann (MB) Statistics
Mostly Applications to Ideal Gases
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Part V: The Equipartion TheoremApplications to:
                The Ideal Gas, The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
                 Brownian Motion, + Various Other Systems
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Part VI: MB Gases I,  Part VII: MB Gases II
                  Statistical Mechanics of the Ideal Gas
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Part VIII: MB Gases III,  Part IX: MB Gases IV
                  Statistical Mechanics of the Ideal Gas
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Part XMB Gases V
                 Statistical Mechanics of the Ideal Gas
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Part X: Statistical Mechanics of Ideal Gases

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