8.333 Statistical Mechanics I


Class Info

First part of a two-subject sequence on statistical mechanics. Examines the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; applications to lattice vibrations, ideal gas, photon gas. Quantum statistical mechanics; Fermi and Bose systems. Interacting systems: cluster expansions, van der Waal's gas, and mean-field theory.

This class has 8.044, and 8.05 as prerequisites.

8.333 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by M. Kardar.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-163.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the http://www.google.com/search?&q=MIT+%2B+8.333&btnG=Google+Search&inurl=https site.

Recommended Textbooks
Save up to up to 89% by purchasing through MIT Textbooks!
MIT 8.333 Statistical Mechanics I Related Textbooks

© Copyright 2015