# Statistical physics

**Keywords:** probability,statistical mechanics,thermodynamics,random variables,joint and conditional probability densities,functions of a random variable,macroscopic variables,thermodynamic equilibrium,fundamental assumption of statistical mechanics,microcanonical and canonical ensembles,first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics,magnetism,polyatomic gases,thermal radiation,electrons in solids,noise in electronic devices,physics,probability and statistics,thermodynamics

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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.