**Important Things to Note:**

Statistical Mechanics builds on itself. Everything is built on the concepts introduced in the microcanonical ensemble. This is unquestionably the most important topic to master first. **Do not move on until you are extremely comfortable with the microcanonical ensemble and you know the lecture notes inside-out.**

## Understand EVERY WORD of these:

Classical Micro Notes from Professor Mona Berciu at University of British Columbia

(Do NOT slack off here! Do NOT skim this! Every single equation is critically important.)

Quantum Microcanonical Ensemble

**Most important Problems & Solutions:**

- Problem #1 of Berlin Midterm (solution is in blue)
- Problem #1 of MIT problem set (solution is in blue)
- Problem #1 of GMU problem set (solution)
- Problem #2 of Berlin Midterm (solution in in blue)
- Problem #2 of MIT problem set (solution is in blue)
- Problem #2 (you can skip c) of GMU problem set (solution)
- Problem #2.1 (solution)
- Problem #2.2 (solution)

- Problem 2.3 (solution) (part b and c are overkill on the math, so don’t spend too much time here)
- Problems #1,#2, #3 of SKU Midterm (solution) (solutions are ugly, but these are great problems)

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