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Methods of Statistical Physics

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ISBN-10: 0521589584

ISBN-13: 9780521589581

Edition: 2002

Authors: Tomoyasu Tanaka

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This graduate-level textbook on thermal physics covers classical thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and its applications. It describes theoretical methods to calculate thermodynamic properties, such as the equation of state, specific heat, Helmholtz free energy, magnetic susceptibility and phase transitions of macroscopic systems. In addition to the more standard material covered, this book also describes powerful techniques, which are not found elsewhere, to determine the correlation effects on which the thermodynamic properties are based. Particular emphasis is given to the cluster variation method and a novel formulation is developed for its expression in terms of correlation…    
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Book details

List price: $88.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Laws of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic relations
The ensemble theory
System Hamiltonians
The density matrix
The cluster variation method
Infinite series representations of correlation functions
The extended mean-field approximation
The exact Ising lattice identities
Propagation of short range order
Phase transition of the two-dimensional Ising model
The gamma function
The critical exponent in the tetrahedron approximation
Programming organization of the cluster variation method
A unitary transformation applied to the Hubbard Hamiltonian
Exact Ising identities on the diamond lattice
Subject index