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Introduction to Statistical Mechanics. Instructor: Prof. Girish S. Setlur, Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati.

This is an introductory course in classical and quantum statistical mechanics which deals with the principle of ensembles, Classical, Fermi and Bose ideal gases, Pauli paramagnetism, Debye and Einstein's theory of specific heat and the 1D Ising model. (from nptel.ac.in)

Course Curriculum

    • Lecture 01 – Prerequisites and Introduction Unlimited
    • Lecture 02 – Combinatorics and Entropy Unlimited
    • Lecture 03 – Method of Steepest Descent Unlimited
    • Lecture 04 – Bose and Fermi Gases Unlimited
    • Lecture 05 – Maxwell Boltzmann Distribution Unlimited
    • Lecture 06 – Thermodynamic Potentials Unlimited
    • Lecture 07 – Legendre Transformation Unlimited
    • Lecture 08 – Specific Heats of Quantum Gases Unlimited
    • Lecture 09 – Low and High Temperature Equations of State Unlimited
    • Lecture 10 – Chandrasekhar Limit Unlimited
    • Lecture 11 – Radiation Thermodynamics Unlimited
    • Lecture 12 – Thermodynamics of Black Holes Unlimited
    • Lecture 13 – Van der Waals Fluid Unlimited
    • Lecture 14 – Landau Diamagnetism Unlimited
    • Lecture 15 – Relations between Ensembles and Pauli Paramagnetism Unlimited
    • Lecture 16 – Ferromagnetism Unlimited
    • Lecture 17 – Correlations and Mean Field Unlimited
    • Lecture 18 – Theories of Specific Heat of Solids Unlimited
    • Lecture 19 – Tutorial I Unlimited
    • Lecture 20 – Tutorial II Unlimited
    • Lecture 21 – Tutorial III Unlimited
    • Lecture 22 – Tutorial IV Unlimited
    • Lecture 23 – Tutorial V Unlimited
    • Lecture 24 – RG Method and Ising Model Unlimited
    • Lecture 25 – Introduction to Second Quantization: Harmonic Oscillator Unlimited
    • Lecture 26 – Quantum Theory of EM Field Unlimited
    • Lecture 27 – Quantum Theory of EM Field (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 28 – Creation and Annihilation in Fock Space Unlimited
    • Lecture 29 – Creation and Annihilation in Fock Space (cont.) Unlimited
    • Lecture 30 – Green Functions in Many Particle Systems Unlimited
    • Lecture 31 – Second Quantised Hamiltonians Unlimited
    • Lecture 32 – Current Algebra Unlimited

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