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Introduction to Statistical Physics - Kerson Huang

Introduction to Statistical Physics


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Statistical physics is a core component of most undergraduate (and some post-graduate) physics degree courses. It is primarily concerned with the behavior of matter in bulk-from boiling water to the superconductivity of metals. Ultimately, it seeks to uncover the laws governing random processes, such as the snow on your TV screen. This essential new textbook guides the reader quickly and critically through a statistical view of the physical world, including a wide range of physical applications to illustrate the methodology. It moves from basic examples to more advanced topics, such as broken symmetry and the Bose-Einstein equation. To accompany the text, the author, a renowned expert in the field, has written a Solutions Manual/Instructor's Guide, available free of charge to lecturers who adopt this book for their courses. Introduction to Statistical Physics will appeal to students and researchers in physics, applied mathematics and statistics.

The Macroscopic View
Heat and Entropy
Using Thermodynamics
Phase Transitions
The Statistical Approach
Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution
Transport Phenomena
Quantum Statistics
The Fermi Gas
The Bose Gas
Bose-Einstein Condensation
Canonical Ensemble
Grand Canonical Ensemble
The Order Parameter
Stochastic Processes
Time- Series Analysis
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ISBN: 9780748409426
ISBN-10: 0748409424
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 1st September 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1