363-2-5011, Advanced thermodynamics (Statistical thermodynamics)

Part I

1.1. Introduction & background

1.2. Laws of Thermodynamics

1.3. Thermodynamic potentials

1.4. The kinetic theory of gases 

Part II

2.1. Ensemble theory

2.2. Partition functions

2.3. Phase equilibrium

2.4. Physical kinetics


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