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Statistical and Thermal Physics Fundamentals and Applications

ISBN-10: 1568811969
ISBN-13: 9781568811963
Edition: 2003
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List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: A K Peters, Limited
Publication date: 9/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Temperature, Work, and Heat
Thermal Equilibrium and the Zero'th Law of Thermodynamics
Empirical Temperature
Work and Heat; the First Law of Thermodynamics
Reversible and Irreversible Processes
Magnetic Work
Enthalpy
Heat Capacity
Envoi
Problems
Macrostates and Microstates
Macrosystems, Microsystems, and Multiplicity
The Spin 1/2 Magnet
Multiplicity and Disorder
Envoi: Multiplicity in Other Systems
Problems
Entropy, Free Energy, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The Condition for Thermal Equilibrium
Entropy and the Second Law
Absolute Temperature
Negative Temperature
Entropy and Heat: Isentropic and Isothermal Processes
Entropy of Mixing
Free Energy
The Gibbs-Helmholtz Equation
Free Enthalpy (Gibbs Free Energy)
Adiabatic Processes
Irreversible Adiathermal Processes
The Third Law of Thermodynamics
Envoi
Problems
The Canonical Distribution: The Boltzmann Factor and the Partition Function
A System in Contact with a Heat Bath
The Boltzmann Factor and the Canonical Distribution
The Partition Function
The Many-Particle Partition Function
Examples of the Use of the Canonical Distribution
Fluctuations
Obtaining the Entropy and Free Energy from the Partition Function
Scaling of Energy and Temperature
Free Energy and Equilibrium
Thermally Activated Processes: Arrhenius' Law
Envoi
Problems
Continuous Energy Levels, the Density of States, and Equipartition
Density of States and the Partition Function for a Continuum
Density of States for a Single Free Particle: One Dimension
Density of States for a Single Particle: Two and Three Dimensions
Dimensional Derivation of the Density of States
Effect of Intermolecular Collisions
Energy and Partition Function of a Free Particle in Three Dimensions
Other Uses of the Density of States; Debye's Theory of the Heat Capacity of Solids
Equipartition
Brownian Motion
Electrical (Johnson) Noise
The Classical Partition Function: Orientational Multiplicity
Envoi
Problems
Systems with a Variable Number of Particles: The Chemical Potential
A System in Contact with a Particle Reservoir: Diffusive Equilibrium
The Chemical Potential
Free Enthalpy of a Multicomponent System
Electrochemical Potential
Probability of Occupancy: The Grand Partition Function
Chemical Potential and Free Energy
Fluctuations in Occupancy
Envoi
Problems
Perfect Gases
Distribution Functions
Fermions; The Fermi-Dirac Distribution
Bosons; the Bose-Einstein Distribution
The Ideal Monatomic Gas and the Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Envoi
Problems
Ideal Gases and Solutions
Ideal Monatomic Gases: Introduction
The Maxwell Distribution: Velocity Distribution in an Ideal Gas
Free Energy and Entropy of an Ideal Monatomic Gas; the Sackur-Tetrode Equation
Entropy of Mixing of Ideal Gases; Gibbs' Paradox
Particles with Internal Structure; Ideal Polyatomic Gases
Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas at Constant Pressure
Isentropic Expansion of an Ideal Gas
The Ideal Gas as a Spring; the Velocity of Sound
Ideal Solutions and Osmotic Pressure
Envoi
Problems
Black Body Radiation and the Photon Gas
Field-Carrying Bosons; the Photon
Thermodynamics of Radiation; Cavity Radiation
Kirchhoff's Radiation Law and the Brightness Theorem
The Stefan-Boltzmann Law
Isentropic Expansion; the Cosmic Microwave Background
Radiative Transfer
Photon Statistics and the Planck Radiation Law
The Greenhouse Effect
Envoi
Problems
The Perfect Bose Gas: Bose-Einstein Condensation
Conserved Bosons
Bose-Einstein Condensation
Experimental Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation in Perfect Gases
Envoi
Problems
The Perfect Fermi Gas
Electrons in Metals
Heat Capacity of a Degenerate Electron Gas
Internal Energy at 0 K; Fermi Pressure
Fermi Gases at Nonzero Temperature; the Changeover to the Ideal Gas
Envoi
Problems
Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors
Metals, Insulators, and Semiconductors
Density of States Near a Band Edge
Intrinsic Conduction in a Pure Semiconductor
Impurities in Semiconductors; Extrinsic Conduction
The p - n Junction
Envoi
Problems
Phase Transitions
First Order Transitions
Superheating and Supercooling
Properties of the Coexistence Curve; the Clausius-Clapeyron Equation
Second Order Transitions: The Ferromagnet; Order-Disorder Transitions
The van der Waals Model of an Imperfect Gas
Landau's Theory of Phase Transitions
Envoi; Critical Fluctuations and the Failure of Mean Field Theory
Problems
Heat Engines
The Carnot Engine
The Steam Engine
Internal Combustion Engines: the Otto and Diesel Cycles
Refrigerators and Heat Pumps: The Vapor-Compression Cycle
Envoi
Problems
Transport Processes
Quasi-Ideal Gases
Scattering Processes; Mean Free Path
Mobility and Diffusivity; the Einstein Relation
General Treatment of Transport Processes in Gases
Thermal Conductivity
Viscosity
Effect of Density on Transport Coefficients; the Low Density (Knudsen) Regime
The Diffusion Equation
Envoi
Problems
Expansion in Series
The Use of Infinite Series in Physics
The Taylor-McLaurin and Binomial Series
Expansion Around an Extremum
A More Complicated Example
Functions of More Than One Variable
Review of Quantized States
Introduction: Wave-Particle Duality and the Dispersion Relation for a Particle
Particle in a Box
Electron Spin in a Magnetic Field
The Harmonic Oscillator
The Quantum Rotator
The Hydrogen-Like Atom
Proof That the Zero'th Law Implies the Existence of Temperature
Some Results in Probability Theory
Derivation of the Binomial Coefficients c(N,r)
Stirling's Approximation to the Factorial
Mean Values (Averages) over a Distribution
Binomial Distribution
Gaussian Distribution
Poisson Distribution
Derivation of the Multiplicity Function for a System of Identical Oscillators
Random Walk Program
Differentials, Partial Derivatives, and the Maxwell Relations
Differentials
Triple Product of Partial Derivatives
Relation Between Cross Derivatives
Exact and Inexact Differentials
Maxwell Relations
Standing Wave Solutions of the Wave Equation
The Equipartition Theorem
Some Results in the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Introduction
Particle Flux in a Perfect Gas
Pressure Exerted by a Gas
Glossary
List of Symbols
Physical Constants
Bibliography
Index

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