Statistical Mechanics

Emmanuel Trizac (LPTMS, Paris-Sud)

Slides first lecture

Exercises and problems

Exams from previous years

Partial 2016 Final 2016 Partial 2017 Partial 2018 Exam 2018

Partial 2019 Final 2019

Pre-requisitesTrue and honest education in statistical and quantum mechanics... such as provided by

Thermodynamics and an Introduction to Thermostatistics, H. Callen, John Wiley and Sons 1985

Quantum Mechanics, C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu and F. Laloe, Wiley

Mathematics for Physics and Physicists, W. Appel, Princeton University Press, 2007

An excellent opportunity to fill the gaps in complex analysis, linear algebra, probability theory...

also exists in French (éditions H&K)BibliographyStatistical Mechanics of Phase Transitions, J. Yeomans, Oxford Science Publications

Equilibrium Statistical Physics, M. Plischke and B. Bergensen, 3rd edition, Word Scientific, 2006

From Microphysics to Macrophysics, R. Balian, Springer, 2007

Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Thermodynamics, M. Le Bellac, F. Mortessagne, G. Batrouni, Cambridge

Some useful documentsA mnemonic scheme for thermodynamics (JC Zhao)

van der Waals equation: critical exponents