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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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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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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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The Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP) collection contains ready-to-run computer programs, source code, and curricular materials to accompany the first and second editions of…
  
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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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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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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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We introduce the concepts of temperature, energy, work, heating, entropy, engines, and the laws of thermodynamics and related macroscopic concepts.
  
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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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This web site is designed to support the effective teaching of statistical and thermal physics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes simulations of the properties of…
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