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Problems on Statistical Mechanics : Graduate Student Series in Physics - D. A. R. Dalvit

Problems on Statistical Mechanics

Graduate Student Series in Physics

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780750305211
Number Of Pages: 283

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A thorough understanding of statistical mechanics depends strongly on the insights and manipulative skills that are acquired through the solving of problems. Problems on Statistical Mechanics provides over 120 problems with model solutions, illustrating both basic principles and applications that range from solid-state physics to cosmology. An introductory chapter provides a summary of the basic concepts and results that are needed to tackle the problems, and also serves to establish the notation that is used throughout the book. The problems themselves occupy five chapters, progressing from the simpler aspects of thermodynamics and equilibrium statistical ensembles to the more challenging ideas associated with strongly interacting systems and nonequilibrium processes. Comprehensive solutions to all of the problems are designed to illustrate efficient and elegant problem-solving techniques. Where appropriate, the authors incorporate extended discussions of the points of principle that arise in the course of the solutions. The appendix provides useful mathematical formulae.

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Thermodynamicsp. 17
Questionsp. 17
Answersp. 21
Statistical Ensemblesp. 34
Questionsp. 34
Answersp. 41
Quantum Statisticsp. 85
Questionsp. 85
Answersp. 95
Interacting Systemsp. 154
Questionsp. 154
Answersp. 165
Non-Equilibrium Methods And Transport Processesp. 217
Questionsp. 217
Answersp. 227
Useful Formulaep. 278
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9780750305211
ISBN-10: 0750305215
Series: Graduate Student Series in Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 283
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: INST OF PHYSICS PUB
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.55  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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