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.)




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.