Elementary Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9780486138909
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Charles Kittel
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Elementary Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Graduate-level text covers properties of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; the interrelated subjects of fluctuations, thermal noise, and Brownian movement; and the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. 1958 edition.


Elementary Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 0486435148
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Number of pages: 228
Author: Charles Kittel
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Elementary Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Geared toward graduate students in physics, this text covers such important topics as the properties of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; the interrelated subjects of fluctuations, thermal noise, and Brownian movement; and the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. Most sections include illustrative problems. 1958 edition.


Elementary statistical physics

Filename: elementary-statistical-physics.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015002027947
Release Date: 1961
Number of pages: 228
Author: Charles Kittel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics

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ISBN: 9781461212645
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 431
Author: George D.J. Phillies
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB This textbook for graduates and advanced undergraduates in physics and physical chemistry covers the major areas of statistical mechanics and concludes with the level of current research. It begins with the fundamental ideas of averages and ensembles, focusing on classical systems described by continuous variables such as position and momentum, and using the ideal gas as an example. It then turns to quantum systems, beginning with diatomic molecules and working up through blackbody radiation and chemical equilibria. The discussion of equilibrium properties of systems of interacting particles includes such techniques as cluster expansions and distribution functions and uses non-ideal gases, liquids, and solutions. Dynamic behavior -- treated here more extensively than in other texts -- is discussed from the point of view of correlation functions. The text concludes with the problem of diffusion in a suspension of interacting hard spheres and what can be learned about such a system from scattered light. Intended for a one-semester course, the text includes several "asides" on topics usually omitted from introductory courses, as well as numerous exercises.


Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics

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ISBN: 9780486799155
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Number of pages: 224
Author: J. Willard Gibbs
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles. Topics include the general problem and the fundamental equation of statistical mechanics, the canonical distribution of the average energy values in a canonical ensemble of systems, and formulas for evaluating important functions of the energies of a system. Additional discussions cover maximum and minimal properties of distribution in phase, a valuable comparison of statistical mechanics with thermodynamics, and many other subjects.


Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics

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ISBN: 0195042778
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 274
Author: David Chandler
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB "[This] book contains concise explanations of such fundamentals as the connection between measurements and ensemble averages, discussions of equilibrium fluctuations and stability criteria, and the utility of Legendre transforms. It also explores many of the traditional elementary applications of statistical mechanics. Most importantly, it treats the principles and basic methods of time correlation functions (including the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and the Langevin equation), renormalization group theory, Monte Carlo simulations, and liquid structure."--Back cover.


Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9780486156767
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Number of pages: 560
Author: Gregory H. Wannier
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.


Statistical Mechanics

Filename: statistical-mechanics.pdf
ISBN: 8173714088
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 294
Author: Avijit Lahiri
Publisher: Universities Press

Download and read online Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB This is a basic, introductory-level textbook aimed at enabling the student to understand the basic of the subject. Statical mechanics is basically applied quatum mechanics, involving situations where the wave functions of systems under consideration are incompletely known, necessitating the introduction of ensembles and probabilities.


Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9780486810317
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Number of pages: 384
Author: Bernard H. Lavenda
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Suitable for graduate students in chemical physics, statistical physics, and physical chemistry, this text develops an innovative, probabilistic approach to statistical mechanics. The treatment employs Gauss's principle and incorporates Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics to provide a powerful tool for the statistical analysis of physical phenomena. The treatment begins with an introductory chapter on entropy and probability that covers Boltzmann's principle and thermodynamic probability, among other topics. Succeeding chapters offer a case history of black radiation, examine quantum and classical statistics, and discuss methods of processing information and the origins of the canonical distribution. The text concludes with explorations of statistical equivalence, radiative and material phase transitions, and the kinetic foundations of Gauss's error law. Bibliographic notes complete each chapter.


Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9780387250991
Release Date: 2006-01-26
Number of pages: 278
Author: Claudine Hermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Statistical Physics bridges the properties of a macroscopic system and the microscopic behavior of its constituting particles, otherwise impossible due to the giant magnitude of Avogadro's number. Numerous systems of today's key technologies - such as semiconductors or lasers - are macroscopic quantum objects; only statistical physics allows for understanding their fundamentals. Therefore, this graduate text also focuses on particular applications such as the properties of electrons in solids with applications, and radiation thermodynamics and the greenhouse effect.


Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

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ISBN: 0486411850
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 241
Author: Edwin Atlee Jackson
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Key features include an elementary introduction to probability, distribution functions, and uncertainty; a review of the concept and significance of energy; and various models of physical systems. 1968 edition.


Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

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ISBN: 9780691145297
Release Date: 2011-08-28
Number of pages: 398
Author: Luca Peliti
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell in PDF and EPUB Statistical mechanics is one of the most exciting areas of physics today, and it also has applications to subjects as diverse as economics, social behavior, algorithmic theory, and evolutionary biology. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell offers the most concise, self-contained introduction to this rapidly developing field. Requiring only a background in elementary calculus and elementary mechanics, this book starts with the basics, introduces the most important developments in classical statistical mechanics over the last thirty years, and guides readers to the very threshold of today's cutting-edge research. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell zeroes in on the most relevant and promising advances in the field, including the theory of phase transitions, generalized Brownian motion and stochastic dynamics, the methods underlying Monte Carlo simulations, complex systems--and much, much more. The essential resource on the subject, this book is the most up-to-date and accessible introduction available for graduate students and advanced undergraduates seeking a succinct primer on the core ideas of statistical mechanics. Provides the most concise, self-contained introduction to statistical mechanics Focuses on the most promising advances, not complicated calculations Requires only elementary calculus and elementary mechanics Guides readers from the basics to the threshold of modern research Highlights the broad scope of applications of statistical mechanics


An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

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ISBN: 9780486130903
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Number of pages: 544
Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics in PDF and EPUB Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.


Statistical Physics of Particles

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ISBN: 9781139464871
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Number of pages:
Author: Mehran Kardar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Statistical Physics of Particles in PDF and EPUB Statistical physics has its origins in attempts to describe the thermal properties of matter in terms of its constituent particles, and has played a fundamental role in the development of quantum mechanics. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook introduces the central concepts and tools of statistical physics. It contains a chapter on probability and related issues such as the central limit theorem and information theory, and covers interacting particles, with an extensive description of the van der Waals equation and its derivation by mean field approximation. It also contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set of solutions is available to lecturers on a password protected website at www.cambridge.org/9780521873420. A companion volume, Statistical Physics of Fields, discusses non-mean field aspects of scaling and critical phenomena, through the perspective of renormalization group.


Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9780486795041
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Number of pages: 592
Author: Peter T. Landsberg
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Well respected and widely used, this volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, and statistical mechanics. The text is intended for instructors, undergraduates, and graduate students of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Twenty-eight chapters, each prepared by an expert, proceed from simpler to more difficult subjects. Similarly, the early chapters are easier than the later ones, making the book ideal for independent study. Subjects begin with the laws of thermodynamics and statistical theory of information and of ensembles, advancing to the ideal classical gases of polyatomic molecules, non-electrolyte liquids and solutions, and surfaces. Subsequent chapters explore imperfect classical and quantum gas, phase transitions, cooperative phenomena, Green function methods, the plasma, transport in gases and metals, Nyquist's theorem and its generalizations, stochastic methods, and many other topics.