Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

A complete set of lecture notes for an upper-division undergraduate thermodynamics and statistical mechanics course. Topics covered include elementary probability theory, classical thermodynamics, the thermodynamics of the atmosphere, heat engines, specific heat capacities of gases and solids, the Maxwell velocity distribution, paramagnetism, black-body radiation and the Stephan-Bolzmann law, conduction electrons in metals, and degeneracy pressure in white-dwarfs and neutron stars.

Supplemental Resource:
Microscopic Thermodynamics by Irey, Ansari, and Pohl.

The lecture notes are availible in three formats:
A fully hyperlinked HTML document.
A fully indexed and hyperlinked PDF file with embedded Type 1 fonts.
A professionally-bound print-on-demand book.

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Richard Fitzpatrick
Last modified: Thu Jul 16 10:12:21 CDT 2009