Physics and Astrophysics MSci degree Lecture Notes - PART 17


6502 Mathematics (UCL):

  • Syllabus
  • Lecture 1
  • Lecture 2
  • Lecture 3
  • Lecture 4
  • Lecture 5
  • Lecture 6
  • Lecture 7
  • Lecture 8

     

    Space, Time and Gravity cont. 2/10 (QMUL): Large PDF files

  • Black Holes [5 MB]
  • Cosmology [3 MB]

    (See also Part 16 of the degree modules)

     

    G25.2651 Statistical Mechanics (NYU)

    Lecture 1
    Lecture 2
    Lecture 3
    Lecture 4
    Lecture 5
    Lecture 6
    Lecture 7
    Lecture 8
    Lecture 9
    Lecture 10
    Lecture 11
    Lecture 12
    Lecture 13
    Lecture 14
    Lecture 15
    Lecture 16
    Lecture 17
    Lecture 18
    Lecture 19
    Lecture 20
    Lecture 21
    Lecture 22
    Lecture 23
    Lecture 24
    Lecture 25
    Lecture 26
    Lecture 27
    Lecture 28

  • Statistical mechanics tables
  • Statistical Mechanics Exam 2000

     

    More Mathematics and Physics short options (Oxford):

  • Functions of a Complex Variable
  • Complex numbers and ODEs
  • Group Theory
  • Solar System Dynamics short summary notes
  • Mathematical Methods

     

    PH4211: Statistical Mechanics (RHUL)

    This is an advanced level course on Statistical and Thermal Physics; it builds on the material learned by students in their first three years. The course starts with a review of the formal structure of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics considered from a unified viewpoint. There is a brief revision of non-interacting systems. Following this the emphasis is on interacting systems. First weakly interacting systems are considered, where the interest is in seeing how such interactions cause small deviations from the non-interacting case. Following this, systems are examined where interactions lead to drastic changes: namely phase transitions. A number of specific examples are considered and these are unified within the Landau theory of phase transitions. The final section of the course considers non-equilibrium systems and the way these evolve towards equilibrium. Here fluctuations play a vital role, as is formalised in the Fluctuation-Dissipation theorem.

  • Books
  • Content

    [ Lectures 1-8 ]

  • Slides 1
  • Slides 2
  • Slides 3
  • Slides 4
  • Slides 5
  • Slides 6
  • Slides 7
  • Slides 8

  • Hardsphere PDF
  • Mullin
  • Sutherland

  • Problems 1
  • Problems 2
  • Problems 3
  • Problems 4
  • Problems 5

  • Exam 2005
  • Exam 2006
  • Exam 2007
  • Exam 2008

  • Solutions 2005
  • Solutions 2006
  • Solutions 2007
  • Solutions 2008

     

    Please note: These lecture notes are for reference purposes only.


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