I have been running statistical thermodynamics tutorials at the Department of Chemistry, University of York, for the academic year 2005/06. The subject has been introduced to students in a series of six lectures by Dr Seishi Shimizu.

In this page I have collected a few notes and solved problems that can be used by students as an aid to their preparation for the assessment. Dr Alaistair Dewar has turned Dr Shimizu lecture notes into a LaTex document, complete with pictures. A PDF copy of Dr Dewar's version can be requested by emailing him (email:

Some introductory notes

Solved problems

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