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Statistical Mechanics : The Theory of the Properties of Matter in Equilibrium - Sir R. H. Fowler

Statistical Mechanics

The Theory of the Properties of Matter in Equilibrium

Paperback Published: 7th July 1980
ISBN: 9780521093774
Number Of Pages: 876

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Statistical mechanics forms the basis of the study of the properties of matter in bulk from a molecular or microscopic viewpoint. This 1966 edition of the late Sir Ralph Fowler's monumental exposition of the subject was one of the first to adopt a quantum mechanical viewpoint, and it rapidly became recognised as the classic work on the subject. The fundamental principles of statistical mechanics are treated in the first few chapters and the rest of the book contains comprehensive accounts of their application to a wide range of branches of chemistry and physics: thermionics, electric and magnetic effects, the theory of metals, application to liquids and solutions, to atmospheric problems, stellar interiors and chemical kinetics. Detailed comparisons between theoretical predictions and experimental data are given throughout.

Introduction
The general theorems of statistical mechanics for assemblies of permanent systems
Assemblies of permanent systems (cont.). The specific heats of simple gases
Partition functions for temperature radiation and crystals. Simple properties of crystals
The general assembly. Dissociation and evaporation
The relationship of the equilibrium theory to classical thermodynamics
Nernst's heat theorem and the chemical constants
The theory of imperfect gases
The theory of imperfect gases (cont.)
Interatomic forces
The electron theory of metals, thermionics and metallic conduction. Semi-conductors
Electric and magnetic susceptibilities. Ferromagnetism
Application to liquids and solutions
Assemblies of atoms, atomic ions and electron
Atmospheric problems
Applications to stellar interiors
Mechanisms of interaction. Collision processes
Chemical kinetics in gaseous systems
Mechanisms of interaction. Radiative processes
Fluctuations
Recent applications to cooperative and other phenomena
Index of authors quoted
Index of subjects
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ISBN: 9780521093774
ISBN-10: 0521093775
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 876
Published: 7th July 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 4.9
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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