Studying assemblies of particles too large to be deterministically described.
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 ...
Topics covered: Entropy, Boltzmann Distribution, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Phase Transformation, Harmonic Oscillators, Conservation of Information, Ideal Gases
Course level: Advanced Undergraduate