5.72 Statistical Mechanics


Class Info

Principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Classical and quantum statistics, grand ensembles, fluctuations, molecular distribution functions, and other topics in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of irreversible processes.

This class has 5.70, 5.73, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

5.72 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Cao.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-151.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

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