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1.1 Introduction
1.2 Probability Theory
1.4 Entropy
1.5 Temperature
1.6 The Zeroth and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
2 The Boltzmann Distribution
2.1 Solving for the Lagrange Multipliers
2.2 Helmholtz Free Energy
2.3 Why is T = 1/β?
2.4 Ensembles
3 Fluctuations
4 Control Parameters
4.1 The Adiabatic Theorem and the First Law
4.2 Processes at Fixed Temperature
5 Dilute Gas
5.1 Ideal Gas
5.2 Almost Ideal Gas
5.3 Ideal Gas in a Potential Field
5.4 Diatomic Molecular Gas
5.5 A Note about Volume and the van der Waals Gas
6 Simple Magnet and Magnetization
6.1 Ising Model
7 The Maxwell Relations
8 The Second Law
9 Quantum Considerations
10 Thermal Radiation
46 11 CHEMICAL POTENTIAL AND GRAND CANONICAL ENSEMBLE
11 Chemical Potential and Grand Canonical Ensemble
12 Back to Magnets
12.1 Connection with Fluids
12.2 Low Temperature Expansion
12.3 Ising-like Systems in Higher Dimensions
12.4 High Temperature Expansion
12.5 One- and Two-Point Functions in the HTE
13 High-T/Low-T Duality
14.1 High Temperature Expansion of the Correlation Function
14.2 Approach to Tc
14.3 Renormalization Group
14.4 Mean Field Theory
15 Bose Einstein Condensation
A Appendix A: Some basic mathematics
B Appendix B: Phase space
C Appendix C: Ludwig Boltzmann
D Appendix D: for Engineers
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Whoever made these lecture notes, can you please upload the rest? Please? They are great!!
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