"Statistical Mechanics" is the extended version of McQuarrie's earlier text - "Statistical Thermodynamics" (USB 1984). This text (previously published by Longman Education) is an accessible introduction to the subject. It contains a large number of problems at the end of each chapter to help students understand the material and to introduce them to selected extensions.
Introduction and Review The Canonical Ensemble Other Ensembles and Fluctuations Boltzmann Statistics, Fermi-Dirac Statistics, and Bose-Einstein Statistics Ideal Monatomic Gas Ideal Diatomic Gas Classical Statistical Mechanics Ideal Polyatomic Gas Chemical Equilibrium Quantum Statistics Crystals Imperfect Gases Distribution Functions in Classical Monatomic Liquids Perturbation Theories of Liquids Solutions of Strong Electrolytes Kinetic Theory of Gases and Molecular Collisions Continuum Mechanics Kinetic Theory of Gases and the Boltzmann Equation Transport Processes in Dilute Gases Theory of Brownian Motion The Time-Correlation Function Formalism, I The Time-Correlation Function Formalism, II Appendix A. Values of Some Physical Constants and Energy Conversion Factors Appendix B. Fourier Integrals and the Dirac Delta Function Appendix C. Debye Heat Capacity Function Appendix D. Hard-Sphere Radial Distribution Function Appendix E. Tables for the m-6-8 Potential Appendix F. Derivation of the Golden Rule of Perturbation Theory Appendix G. The Dirac BRA and KET Notation Appendix H. The Heisenberg Time-Dependent Representation Appendix I. The Poynting Flux Vector Appendix J. The Radiation Emitted by an Oscillating Dipole Appendix K. Dielectric Constant and Absorption
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st February 2000
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 18.3
Weight (kg): 1.318