Statistical Mechanics or Thermodynamics

Notes from Professor Leonard Susskind video lectures publicly available on YouTube


Table of contents

Lesson 1 Entropy and conservation of information
Lesson 2 Temperature
Lesson 3 Maximizing entropy
Lesson 4 The Boltzmann distribution
Lesson 5 Pressure of an ideal gas and fluctuations
Lesson 6 Weakly interacting gases, heat, and work
Lesson 7 Entropy versus reversibility
Lesson 8 Entropy, reversibility, and magnetism
Lesson 9 The Ising model
Lesson 10 Liquid-gas phase transition
Appendix The anthropic principle

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