5.72 Statistical Mechanics, Spring 2008
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This course discusses the principles and methods of statistical mechanics. Topics covered include classical and quantum statistics, grand ensembles, fluctuations, molecular distribution functions, other concepts in equilibrium statistical mechanics, and topics in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of irreversible processes.
statistical mechanics, quantum, statistics, atoms, materials, master equations, random walk, langevin, fokker, planck, probability theory, bloch-redfield, navier-stokes, hydrodynamic, scattering, projection operator, thermodynamics