Introductory Statistical Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0198505760
ISBN-13: 9780198505761
Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)
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Description: This book explains the ideas and techniques of statistical mechanics-the theory of condensed matter-in a simple and progressive way. The text starts with the laws of thermodynamics and simple ideas of quantum mechanics. The conceptual ideas  More...

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This book explains the ideas and techniques of statistical mechanics-the theory of condensed matter-in a simple and progressive way. The text starts with the laws of thermodynamics and simple ideas of quantum mechanics. The conceptual ideas underlying the subject are explained carefully; the mathematical ideas are developed in parallel to give a coherent overall view. The text is illustrated with examples not just from solid state physics, but also from recent theories of radiation from black holes and recent data on the background radiation from the Cosmic background explorer. In this second edition, slightly more advanced material on statistical mechanics is introduced, material which students should meet in an undergraduate course. As a result the new edition contains three more chapters on phase transitions at an appropriate level for an undergraduate student. There are plenty of problems at the end of each chapter, and brief model answers are provided for odd-numbered problems. From reviews of the first edition: '...Introductory Statistical Mechanics is clear and crisp and takes advantage of the best parts of the many approaches to the subject' Physics Today

The first law of thermodynamics
Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics
Probability and statistics
The ideas of statistical mechanics
The canonical ensemble
Identical particles
Maxwell distribution of molecular speeds
Planck's distribution
Systems with variable numbers of particles
Fermi and Bose particles
Phase transitions
Continuous phase transitions
Ginzburg-Landau theory
Thermodynamics in a magnetic field
Useful integrals
The quantum treatment of a diatomic molecule
Travelling waves
Partial differentials and thermodynamics
Van der Waals equation
Answers to problems
Physical constants
Bibliography
Index

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