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PHY 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2007
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lecture 1
Postulates of classical thermodynamics, entropy

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equilibrium, Euler relation, GibbsDuhem relation

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energy minimum principle, Legendre transforms, Helmholtz free energy

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other thermodynamic potentials, reservoirs, extrema principles, Maxwell's relations

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