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**Statistical Mechanics Background **
(work in progress!)
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- 1. Introduction
- 2. Tools of Physical Measurement
- 2.1 Ideal Gas
- 2.2 Hooke law

- 3. Thermodynamics

- Physics
- Physics begins and ends with experiment.

But in case you don't have
access to a lab, here are some reminders.

- 4. Statistical Mechanics
- Concrete and computable observables
- The partition function
- zeros of the partition function (in prep)
- Interpretation / Exactly solvable models
- 2D Ising model: result; derivation and analysis

- Computation: Monte Carlo and perturbation theory

- Links
- References
- Assorted rough seminar notes/transcripts