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Statistical Mechanics : An Introduction :  An Introduction - D. H. Trevena

Statistical Mechanics : An Introduction

An Introduction

Paperback Published: January 2002
ISBN: 9781898563891
Number Of Pages: 160

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Thirty years teaching experience have been condensed into this concise introductory book on Statistical Mechanics. Ideal for second and third year undergraduates in physics, applied mathematics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, metallurgy, materials science and polymer science.

Throughout the whole book, 30 teaching years have left traces that: (a) content is adapted to undergraduate level, avoiding complicated mathematical derivations without neglecting their scientific purpose; (b) summaries follow each chapter, repeating its scientific content in compressed form; (c) worked examples, questions and appendices support the learning process. It is recommended to all, even graduate students., Zeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie
Many advanced books frighten students away but this book shows how to considerably simplify basic mathematics of equilibrium statistical mechanics., Prof. Temperley, formerly University of Cambridge, UK
A simple, well explained introduction to statistical physics., Review by a customer on Amazon.co.uk

Foreword
Preface
Historical introductionp. 1
Some basic ideasp. 5
The Boltzmann distribution and related topicsp. 18
The approach to gasesp. 27
A more detailed treatment of gasesp. 36
The Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution for monatomic and diatomic gasesp. 45
Fermi-Dirac gasesp. 62
Bose-Einstein gasesp. 82
Solidsp. 94
Liquidsp. 102
Other related topicsp. 116
Worked examplesp. 123
Questions, with answers, for the studentp. 129
Stirling's approximationp. 134
The result [Omega] = N!/[actual symbol not reproducible] n[subscript j]! for localized particlesp. 136
Various integralsp. 138
Some thermodynamic resultsp. 140
Physical constantsp. 143
Referencesp. 144
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9781898563891
ISBN-10: 1898563896
Series: Physics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.0  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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