Cover design (preliminary)
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The goal of this project is to write an introductory book on statistical mechanics. As there are already many such books, both for physicists and mathematicians, we believe it is important to describe what we aim to achieve. We decided to write a book that is Below, you can find the revised draft of the book, as it was sent to the publisher, Cambridge University Press, on February 20, 2017. Typos, corrections, suggestions can be sent to us at introsmbook@gmail.com. We will implement the needed corrections on the version on this page as they are found (check the date associated to the files below to see which ones have been updated), or have a look at the errata).

Note [May 11, 2015]: Claudio Landim (IMPA) has recently given a course based on Chapter 3 (The Ising model). Videos of the lectures can be found here (see lectures 1 to 9); the lectures are in Portuguese.

Note [January 19, 2016]: One of us (Y.V.) has recently given a one-semester course, entitled Introduction to Statistical Mechanics, based on Chapters 3, 7, 8 and 10. Videos of the lectures (as well as other lectures in the same program) have been uploaded here.

Note [March 22, 2016]: As you may have noted, the title of the book has been shortened, after discussion with the book's future publisher. This is the final title.

Note [February 20, 2017]: As you may have noted, the numbering of the theorems, exercises, etc, has been changed, so that each category has its own separate numbering. This was done at the request of the book's future publisher. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change might cause.

Note [April 25, 2017]: As you may have noted, the numbering of the theorems, exercises, etc, has been changed once more, so that all categories, except the exercises, share a common numbering. This was done at the request of the book's future publisher. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change might cause. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE ANYMORE.

Files

Complete book (version: April 25 2017) [ERRATA]

Front matter (version: April 25 2017)