A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division thermodynamics and statistical mechanics course. Topics covered include elementary probability theory, classical thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of the atmosphere, heat engines, specific heat capacities of gases and solids, the Maxwell velocity distribution, paramagnetism, black-body radiation and the Stephan-Bolzmann law, conduction electrons in metals, and degeneracy pressure in white-dwarfs and neutron stars.
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Nov 7, 2009
An superb book for self-study. Thanks to Professor Fitzpatrick's lucid exposition, I'm at last getting to grips with Statistical Mechanics, and looking forward to reading his book on Quantum Mechanics.
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