Free Online Statistical Mechanics Courses from Top Universities

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Individuals wishing to learn about statistical mechanics can choose from several undergraduate and graduate courses made available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Classes offered are in the physics discipline and deal with topics like the mechanics of particles and fields.
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Free Statistical Mechanics Courses

Several online classes in statistical mechanics are offered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one of the leading technical universities in country. Courses are provided through the university's Department of Physics and address a range of topics from thermodynamics to the electrodynamics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Through MIT's OpenCourseWare, participants can take a series of statistical mechanics courses. Online learners can complete an graduate introductory class that examines probability theory, interacting systems, identical particles and thermodynamics. Another graduate course delves into biology and statistical physics topics like gene finding, DNA double helix, protein folding and protein motors. Other classes cover such topics as canonical ensemble, the Ising model, random variables, thermal fluctuations, Bose gas, statistics ensembles, classical electrodynamics and relativistic systems.

Free Statistical Mechanics Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Statistical Mechanics I: Statistical Mechanics of Particles course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Statistical Mechanics II: Statistical Mechanics of Fields course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text, Video Yes Yes Yes
Statistical Physics II course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Statistical Physics in Biology course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Statistical Thermodynamics of Complex Liquids course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Physics I: Classical Mechanics course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes Yes Yes

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    1. Johns Hopkins University

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    2. Indiana Wesleyan University

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    3. Colorado Technical University

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    4. Northcentral University

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    5. Lewis University

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    6. Southern New Hampshire University

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    7. Penn Foster High School

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Johns Hopkins University

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Indiana Wesleyan University

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  • Graduate Mathematics Certificate

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Colorado Technical University

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  • MS - Computer Science - Data Science

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Northcentral University

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Lewis University

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Southern New Hampshire University

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