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On this page, you can find our 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 aimed to achieve when we started with this project. Our goal was to write a book that is Below, you can find the final draft of the book. Its content should be nearly identical to version published by Cambridge University Press, although the latter may have a few less grammatical and stylistic errors, thanks to their editorial work. The numbering of the chapters, sections, equations, theorems, etc, is identical, but the page numbering is not.

We plan to keep on this page an up-to-date list of corrections to the book. So, please, do not hesitate to communicate to us any typo or error you spot, as well as suggestions. All these should be sent to us at introsmbook@gmail.com.

News

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. Recordings 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 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 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 publisher. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change might cause. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE ANYMORE.

Note [May 12, 2017]: The book is now officially announced by Cambridge University Press.

Note [July 22, 2017]: While reviewing the galley proofs, we have found quite a few (minor) errors or imprecisions that we have now corrected. The revised (final) version of the book can be downloaded below.

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Complete book (version: July 22 2017)