Statistical Mechanics

Studying assemblies of particles too large to be deterministically described.

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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 ...

Instructor: Prof. Leonard Susskind, Stanford University

Topics covered: Entropy, Boltzmann Distribution, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Phase Transformation, Harmonic Oscillators, Conservation of Information, Ideal Gases

Course level: Advanced Undergraduate

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