Statistical Mechanics Notes
by Jed Rembold
Publisher: New Mexico Tech 2011
Number of pages: 103
From the table of contents: Fundamental Principles of Statistical Physics; Selected Applications (Classical Systems, Ideal Fermi Gas, Ideal Bose Gas, Black Body Radiation, Relativistic Degenerate Electron Gas); Introduction to Kinetic Theory.
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From the table of contents: Laws of Thermodynamics; Kinetic approach and Boltzmann transport theory; Classical statistical mechanics; Quantum Statistical Physics; Phase transitions; Linear Response Theory; Renormalization group; etc.
by Christian Gogolin - arXiv
A new approach towards the foundations of Statistical Mechanics is explored. The approach is genuine quantum in the sense that statistical behavior is a consequence of objective quantum uncertainties due to entanglement and uncertainty relations.
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The authors discuss the development of basic kinetic approaches to more complex and contemporary systems. Among the large menu of stochastic and irreversible processes, we chose the ones that we consider to be among the most instructive.