8.044 Statistical Physics I

Spring 2004

Rotational Raman spectrum of a diatomic molecule.
Rotational Raman spectrum of a diatomic molecule. (Image by Prof. Thomas Greytak.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of lecture notes, assignments, and exams with solutions.

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Thomas Greytak

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Recitations:
Two sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate

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