by Michael Cross
Publisher: Caltech 2006
Number of pages: 263
The author discusses using statistical mechanics to understand real systems, rather than ideal systems that can be solved exactly. In addition dynamics and fluctuations are considered. These notes are an attempt to summarize the main points.
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