Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

@article{Rau1998StatisticalMI,
  title={Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell},
  author={Jochen Rau},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
  year={1998}
}
  • Jochen Rau
  • Published 1998
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • arXiv: Physics Education
  • I give a concise introduction to some essential concepts of statistical mechanics: 1. Probability theory (constrained distributions, concentration theorem, frequency estimation, hypothesis testing); 2. Macroscopic systems in equilibrium (macrostate, thermodynamic variables, entropy, first law, thermodynamic potentials, correlations); 3. Linear response (Kubo formula). 

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