Physics 5305 (Statistical Physics) Lectures
(Power Point, .ppt, format)
Introduction & Reif, Chapter 1
Introduction to Statistical Methods
NOTE! Some of these files don't contain some special symbols, like a dot over a variable to indicate a time derivative (& a double dot to indicate a second time derivative) & an arrow over a variable to indicate a 3d vector. These were hand written in by me in the transparencies used in class. If you download these files, it is up to YOU, the student, to supply these missing pieces! Sorry! COPYRIGHT: All lectures are copyrighted & owned by Charles W. Myles! No reproduction and/or use of them other than by students  in this course  is allowed!
Introduction to the Course: Some General Comments.

Structure of Physics: Fundamental Concepts.

Introduction to Statistical & Thermal  Physics: Overview. 
        Richard P. Feynman: Highlights of his life and career.

Part I, Sections 1.1-1.4: Elementary Statistical Concepts & Examples.
                The Simple Random Walk Problem in one Dimension.
                 General Discussion of Mean Values.  Calculation of Mean Values for the Random Walk Problem.

Part II, Sections 1.5-1.8: Probability Distribution for Large N.  Gaussian Probability Distributions.
                Probability Distributions of Several Variables.  Comments on Continuous Probability Distributions.


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