Statistical Mechanics

Syllabus (click here for the syllabus)


Papers to use for class (click each .pdf file)


Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy , S. Chandrashekhar 

Investigation on the Theory of the Brownian Movement, A. Einstein

Thermal Agitation of Electricity in Conductors, J.B. Johnson

Thermal Agitation of Electric Charge in Conductors, H. Nyquist

Paul Langevin’s 1908 Theory on Brownian Motion

On Marian Smoluchowski’s Life and Contribution to Physics, A. Fulins

On the Theory of Brownian Motion, G.E. Uhlenbeck and L.S. Ornstein  

The Average of an Analytical Functional and Brownian Motion, N. Wiener  

A Mathematical Theory of Communication, C.E. Shannon

The History of Noise, L. Cohen

Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Gas of Sodium Atoms,W.Ketterle

‘En attendant Debye’, M. Hulin

The elusive chemical potential, R. Baierlein

A Complete Collection of Thermodynamic Formulas, P.W. Bridgman