Statistical Physics of Particles,
Statistical Physics of Fields,
textbooks by Mehran Kardar (Cambridge University Press, 2007).
The statistical foundations of thermodynamics. Micro-canonical, canonical,
and grand canonical ensembles. Quantum statistics. Ideal Bose and Fermi
systems. Fluctuations and linear-response theory. Phase transitions and
Syllabus [version 8/24/2020 (obsolete)]
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Lec 1: The Laws of Thermodynamics
Lec 2: Statistical basis of thermodynamics
Lec 3: Classical ideal gas
Lec 4: Introduction to ensemble theory
Lec 5: Micro-canonical ensemble
Lec 6: Canonical ensemble
Lec 7: Canonical ensemble II
Lec 8: Paramagnetism
Lec 9: Grand canonical ensemble
Lec 10: The density matrix
Lec 11: Quantum statistics (cont.)
Lec 12: Reduced density matrix
Lec 13: Quantum many-particle systems
Lec 14: Quantum ideal gas
Lec 15: Fermi gas
Lec 16: Fermi gas II
Lec 17: Ideal Bose gas
Lec 18: Photons and phonons
Lec. 19: Quantum theory of a harmonic crystal
Lec. 20: Fluctuations in a 1D harmonic system
Lec. 21: Superconductivity I: Meissner effect
Lec. 22: Superconductivity II: Ginzburg-Landau theory
Lec. 23: Electrical noise in a resistor
Lec. 24: Thermoelectric effects and linear response theory
David Tong, Lectures on Statistical Physics (Cambridge University, 2012)
Information: From Maxwell's demon to Landauer's eraser, Physics Today (September 2015).
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics at Negative Absolute Temperatures,
Norman F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 103, 20 (1956).
Topological Phase Transitions and Topological Phases of Matter Nobel Prize in Physics (2016).