Translations*
Archived Versions

8.044 Statistical Physics I

As taught in: Spring 2008

Chart  that identifies a Boltzmann Factor and a Level Degeneracy.

Rotational Raman spectrum of a diatomic molecule. (Image by Prof. Thomas Greytak.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Young Lee

Course Features

Course Description

This course offers an introduction to probability, statistical mechanics, and thermodynamics. Numerous examples are used to illustrate a wide variety of physical phenomena such as magnetism, polyatomic gases, thermal radiation, electrons in solids, and noise in electronic devices.


*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.