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Statistical Physics I : Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics - Morikazu Toda

Statistical Physics I

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

By: Morikazu Toda, Ryogo Kubo, Nobuhiko Saito, M. Toda (Translator), N. Saito (Translator)

Paperback Published: 15th June 1998
ISBN: 9783540536628
Number Of Pages: 256

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This introduction to the fundamental theories of equilibrium statistical mechanics is self-contained and easily accessible to undergraduate students. Fundamental principles and simple physical examples are particularly emphasized. In preparation: R. Kubo et al., Statistical Physics II. (Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences, Vol. 31). 2nd ed. 1991. ISBN 3-540-53833-X

General Preliminariesp. 1
Overviewp. 1
Averagesp. 4
The Liouville Theoremp. 17
Outlines of Statistical Mechanicsp. 27
The Principles of Statistical Mechanicsp. 27
Temperaturep. 35
External Forcesp. 39
Subsystems with a Given Temperaturep. 49
Subsystems with a Given Pressurep. 58
Subsystems with a Given Chemical Potentialp. 60
Fluctuation and Correlationp. 63
The Third Law of Thermodynamics, Nernst's Theoremp. 64
Applicationsp. 69
Quantum Statisticsp. 69
Ideal Gasesp. 84
Classical Systemsp. 95
Phase Transitionsp. 113
Modelsp. 113
Analyticity of the Partition Function and Thermodynamic Limitp. 121
One-Dimensional Systemsp. 126
Ising Systemsp. 132
Approximate Theoriesp. 146
Critical Phenomenap. 152
Renormalization Group Methodp. 162
Ergodic Problemsp. 169
Some Results from Classical Mechanicsp. 170
Ergodic Theorems (I)p. 176
Abstract Dynamical Systemsp. 185
The Poincare and Fermi Theoremsp. 193
Fermi-Pasta-Ulam's Problemp. 196
Third Integralsp. 206
The Kolmogorov, Arnol'd and Moser Theoremp. 211
Ergodic Theorems (II)p. 217
Quantum Mechanical Systemsp. 222
General Bibliographyp. 241
Referencesp. 243
Subject Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9783540536628
ISBN-10: 3540536620
Series: Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th June 1998
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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