Physics 5305 (Statistical Physics) Lectures
(Power Point, .ppt, format)
Chapter 6
Basic Methods & Results of Statistical Mechanics
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!
NOTE!!! Much of this is excerpted from and/or is combinations of various files found on the web.

Part I:  Overview of Ch. 6 Ideas: Microcanonical, Canonical, & Grand Canonical Ensembles.

Part II:  More Ch. 6 Ideas: More discussion of Microcanonical, Canonical, & Grand Canonical Ensembles.

Part III: (PDF, not PPT!)  Canonical Ensemble: Thermodynamics. Application to Spin ½ Paramagnetism.
 
Part IV:  Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics: Application to Dilute gases.

Part V:  Grand Canonical Ensemble.

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