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**STP Textbook Chapter 9: Critical Phenomena**We first discuss a phenomenological mean-field theory of phase transitions due to Landau and introduce the ideas of universality and scaling near critical points. The breakdown of…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 7: Chemical Potential and Phase Equilibria**We discuss the nature of the chemical potential by considering some simple models and simulations. We then discuss the role of the chemical potential in understanding phase…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 8: Classical Gases and Liquids**Because there are only a few problems in statistical mechanics that can be solved exactly, we need to develop techniques for obtaining approximate solutions. In this chapter we…

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**STP Textbook: Table of Contents**The STP Textbook is intended for Statistical Mechanics, Thermal Physics or Thermal and Statistical Physics classes for upper-level undergraduate and/or graduate students. The text…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 6: Many Particle Systems**We apply the general formalism of statistical mechanics to classical and quantum systems of noninteracting particles and discuss the equipartition theorem, the Maxwell velocity…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 5: Magnetic Systems**We apply the general formalism of statistical mechanics developed in Chapter 4 to the Ising model, a model magnetic system for which the interactions between the magnetic moments are…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics**We develop the basic methodology of statistical mechanics and provide a microscopic foundation for the concepts of temperature and entropy. We use computer simulations will be to…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 3: Concepts of Probability**We introduce the basic concepts of probability and apply them to simple physical systems and everyday life. We will discover the universal nature of the central limit theorem and the…

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**STP Textbook Chapter 2: Thermodynamic Concepts and Processes**We introduce the concepts of temperature, energy, work, heating, entropy, engines, and the laws of thermodynamics and related macroscopic concepts.

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**STP Textbook Chapter 1: From Classical to Statistical Mechanics**The goal of this introductory chapter is to explore the fundamental differences between microscopic and macroscopic systems and the connections between classical mechanics and…

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