Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry

Ch 460: Statistical Mechanics and Computational Chemistry

Textbook for Spring 2020: Statistical Mechanics by D.A. McQuarrie (University Science Press, 2000). See here: 

(Alt text: Statistical Thermodynamics by the same author - this is out of print, but is perfectly fine for our course).

There will also be readings and assignments from other, online sources.

This course is taught at the graduate level and covers foundation and advanced material in statistical mechanics, including simulation methods (Monte Carlo is emphasized) as well as a detailed study of intermolecular forces. Students electing this course have generally been majoring in chemical or electrical engineering.