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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2004
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lecture 1
basic postulates of classical thermodynamics, entropy, equilibrium

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lecture 2
concavity of entropy, equations of state, Euler & GibbsDuhem relations, minimum energy principal

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Legendre transformation

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Free energies, reservoirs, Maxwell relations

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Response functions, thermodynamic stability

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