Statistical mechanics is a branch of physics that applies probability theory to the study of the thermodynamic behavior of systems composed of a large number of particles. Statistical mechanics provides a framework for relating the microscopic properties of individual atoms and molecules to the macroscopic bulk properties of materials that can be observed in everyday life. Thus it explains thermodynamics as a result of the classical and quantum-mechanical descriptions of statistics and mechanics at the microscopic level.
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|1||Entropy and conservation of information||Watch lecture|
|3||Maximizing entropy||Watch lecture|
|4||The Boltzmann distribution||Watch lecture|
|5||Pressure of an ideal gas and fluctuations||Watch lecture|
|6||Weakly interacting gases, heat, and work||Watch lecture|
|7||Entropy vs. reversibility||Watch lecture|
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