Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics
Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Instructor: Professor V. Balakrishnan, Department of Physics, IIT Madras. Thermal fluctuations, Langevin dynamics, Brownian motion and diffusion, Fokker-Planck equations, linear response theory, fluctuation-dissipation relations, the Boltzmann equation, critical phenomena, scaling and critical exponents. (from nptel.ac.in)
|Lecture 01 - Recapitulation of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics|
Isolated system in thermal equilibrium. Fundamental postulate of equilibrium statistical mechanics. Microcanonical ensemble. Boltzmann's formula for the entropy. Connection with thermodynamics. Closed systems and the canonical ensemble. Canonical partition function.
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