8.334: Statistical Physics II (Spring 2021)

Lecture 2

(zoom link: https://mit.zoom.us/j/97032390645)

Link for lecture recording from 2/19 on zoom

Lecture recording from 2/19 on Panopto 


Phase transitions

  • Phase diagrams for liquid/gas condensation

  • Critical exponents, and their universality

  • Critical opalescence:
  • Critical point of Ethyl Ether (CriticalPoint.mov)

    4C50.10 Critical Opalescence: CO2 heated while under pressure


    Critical point of water

    8.334  - last update 2/22/21 by M. Kardar