Liquid-gas phase transition 
Liquid-gas phase transition
by Stanford / Leonard Susskind
Video Lecture 10 of 10
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Date Added: January 11, 2015

Lecture Description

Professor Susskind continues the discussion of phase transitions beginning with a review of the Ising model and then introduces the physics of the liquid-gas phase transition. Recorded on June 3, 2013.

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Course Description

Statistical mechanics is a branch of physics that applies probability theory to the study of the thermodynamic behavior of systems composed of a large number of particles. Statistical mechanics provides a framework for relating the microscopic properties of individual atoms and molecules to the macroscopic bulk properties of materials that can be observed in everyday life. Thus it explains thermodynamics as a result of the classical and quantum-mechanical descriptions of statistics and mechanics at the microscopic level.

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