## PHYS 414## Statistical Mechanics, Spring 2018 |

1: Einstein's atomic proof, Brownian motion, Fokker-Planck equation

Slides: turtles all the way down

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2: Dynamical theories, laws of probability, applications of Bayes' theorem

3: Markovian approximation, master equation, stationary states, microscopic reversbility

Slides: Example of a kinetic network and its trajectories

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Extra notes: Mastering the master equation

4: Uniqueness of stationary solution, Kullback-Leibler divergence

5: Microcanonical ensemble, ergodicity and mixing, time reversal symmetry, detailed balance

6: Temperature, toy model of a system coupled to a heat bath