Physics 5305 (Statistical Physics) Lectures
(Power Point, .ppt, format)
Chapter 3
Statistical Thermodynamics
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!
Most of these files are excerpts and/or combinations of various files found on the web.
Part IBrief Introduction: Derivation the condition for thermal equlibrium.

Part II, Equlibrium Probability Distribution: The sharpness & narrowness of the distribution.  

Part III, The Laws of Thermdynamics: Summary of the Laws.
                   Microscopic & Macroscopic viewpoints

Special Lecture: (Partially Philosophy & Partially Physics)
                          Entropy, The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics & "The Arrow of Time".
                                Adapted mostly from an excellent lecture posted on the web Tony Rothman

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