Thermal and Statistical Physics

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Lecture 5: Free Energy and Maxwell Relations

Helmholtz Free Energy is the right energy to use when temperature and volume are used as control variables. Free Energy and the Partition Function. Maxwell Relations -- you can derive them all. Legendre Transforms. Ideal Gas. Quantum Concentration.
Why some slow processes are still irreversible, as with toast and frogs.

Lecture Audio