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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
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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