Statistical Physics of Particles

Filename: statistical-physics-of-particles.pdf
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.


Statistical Physics of Particles

Filename: statistical-physics-of-particles.pdf
ISBN: 0521873428
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Number of pages: 330
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.


Statistical Physics of Particles

Filename: statistical-physics-of-particles.pdf
ISBN: 9781467209779
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Number of pages: 40
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Download and read online Statistical Physics of Particles in PDF and EPUB Facts101 is your complete guide to Statistical Physics of Particles. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.


Statistical Physics of Fields

Filename: statistical-physics-of-fields.pdf
ISBN: 9781139855884
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Number of pages:
Author: Mehran Kardar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Statistical Physics of Fields in PDF and EPUB While many scientists are familiar with fractals, fewer are familiar with scale-invariance and universality which underlie the ubiquity of their shapes. These properties may emerge from the collective behaviour of simple fundamental constituents, and are studied using statistical field theories. Initial chapters connect the particulate perspective developed in the companion volume, to the coarse grained statistical fields studied here. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook demonstrates how such theories are formulated and studied. Perturbation theory, exact solutions, renormalization groups, and other tools are employed to demonstrate the emergence of scale invariance and universality, and the non-equilibrium dynamics of interfaces and directed paths in random media are discussed. Ideal for advanced graduate courses in statistical physics, it contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521873413.


Statistical Mechanics and the Physics of Many Particle Model Systems

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ISBN: 9789813145658
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Number of pages: 1260
Author: Alexander Leonidovich Kuzemsky
Publisher: World Scientific

Download and read online Statistical Mechanics and the Physics of Many Particle Model Systems in PDF and EPUB The book is devoted to the study of the correlation effects in many-particle systems. It presents the advanced methods of quantum statistical mechanics (equilibrium and nonequilibrium), and shows their effectiveness and operational ability in applications to problems of quantum solid-state theory, quantum theory of magnetism and the kinetic theory. The book includes description of the fundamental concepts and techniques of analysis following the approach of N N Bogoliubov's school, including recent developments. It provides an overview that introduces the main notions of quantum many-particle physics with the emphasis on concepts and models. This book combines the features of textbook and research monograph. For many topics the aim is to start from the beginning and to guide the reader to the threshold of advanced researches. Many chapters include also additional information and discuss many complex research areas which are not often discussed in other places. The book is useful for established researchers to organize and present the advanced material disseminated in the literature. The book contains also an extensive bibliography. The book serves undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers who have had prior experience with the subject matter at a more elementary level or have used other many-particle techniques.


Statistical Physics

Filename: statistical-physics.pdf
ISBN: 9781118723432
Release Date: 2013-06-05
Number of pages: 248
Author: Franz Mandl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition E. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A. C. Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett Statistical Physics, Second Edition develops a unified treatment of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, which emphasises the statistical nature of the laws of thermodynamics and the atomic nature of matter. Prominence is given to the Gibbs distribution, leading to a simple treatment of quantum statistics and of chemical reactions. Undergraduate students of physics and related sciences will find this a stimulating account of the basic physics and its applications. Only an elementary knowledge of kinetic theory and atomic physics, as well as the rudiments of quantum theory, are presupposed for an understanding of this book. Statistical Physics, Second Edition features: A fully integrated treatment of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether. Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader. Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help student understanding. Hints for solving the problems are given in an Appendix.


Statistical Physics

Filename: statistical-physics.pdf
ISBN: 9783540286066
Release Date: 2007-05-30
Number of pages: 208
Author: Daijiro Yoshioka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB This book provides a comprehensive presentation of the basics of statistical physics. The first part explains the essence of statistical physics and how it provides a bridge between microscopic and macroscopic phenomena, allowing one to derive quantities such as entropy. Here the author avoids going into details such as Liouville’s theorem or the ergodic theorem, which are difficult for beginners and unnecessary for the actual application of the statistical mechanics. In the second part, statistical mechanics is applied to various systems which, although they look different, share the same mathematical structure. In this way readers can deepen their understanding of statistical physics. The book also features applications to quantum dynamics, thermodynamics, the Ising model and the statistical dynamics of free spins.


Statistical Physics

Filename: statistical-physics.pdf
ISBN: 9781402059742
Release Date: 2007-09-21
Number of pages: 204
Author: A.M. Guenault
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB This revised and enlarged second edition provides a clear and refreshingly readable introduction to statistical physics. It concentrates on an understanding of the physical ideas, without requiring a high level of mathematical sophistication.


Statistical Physics and Information Theory

Filename: statistical-physics-and-information-theory.pdf
ISBN: 9781601984067
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Number of pages: 226
Author: Neri Merhav
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

Download and read online Statistical Physics and Information Theory in PDF and EPUB Statistical Physics and Information Theory is a succinct in-depth review and tutorial of a subject that promises to lead to major advances in computer and communication security


A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 9781139493345
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Number of pages:
Author: Pavel L. Krapivsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB Aimed at graduate students, this book explores some of the core phenomena in non-equilibrium statistical physics. It focuses on the development and application of theoretical methods to help students develop their problem-solving skills. The book begins with microscopic transport processes: diffusion, collision-driven phenomena, and exclusion. It then presents the kinetics of aggregation, fragmentation and adsorption, where the basic phenomenology and solution techniques are emphasized. The following chapters cover kinetic spin systems, both from a discrete and a continuum perspective, the role of disorder in non-equilibrium processes, hysteresis from the non-equilibrium perspective, the kinetics of chemical reactions, and the properties of complex networks. The book contains 200 exercises to test students' understanding of the subject. A link to a website hosted by the authors, containing supplementary material including solutions to some of the exercises, can be found at www.cambridge.org/9780521851039.


Problems on Statistical Mechanics

Filename: problems-on-statistical-mechanics.pdf
ISBN: 1420050877
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Number of pages: 283
Author: D.A.R Dalvit
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Problems on Statistical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB 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.


Elementary Lectures in Statistical Mechanics

Filename: elementary-lectures-in-statistical-mechanics.pdf
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.


Statistical Physics of Fields

Filename: statistical-physics-of-fields.pdf
ISBN: 052187341X
Release Date: 2007-06-07
Number of pages: 359
Author: Mehran Kardar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Statistical Physics of Fields in PDF and EPUB While many scientists are familiar with fractals, fewer are familiar with scale-invariance and universality which underly the ubiquity of their shapes. These properties may emerge from the collective behaviour of simple fundamental constituents, and are studied using statistical field theories. Initial chapters connect the particulate perspective developed in the companion volume, to the coarse grained statistical fields studied here. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook demonstrates how such theories are formulated and studied. Perturbation theory, exact solutions, renormalization groups, and other tools are employed to demonstrate the emergence of scale invariance and universality, and the non-equilibrium dynamics of interfaces and directed paths in random media are discussed. Ideal for advanced graduate courses in statistical physics, it contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set available to lecturers at www.cambridge.org/9780521873413.


Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics

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ISBN: 0521499593
Release Date: 1996-04-26
Number of pages: 238
Author: John Cardy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Scaling and Renormalization in Statistical Physics in PDF and EPUB A thoroughly modern graduate-level introduction to the theory of critical behaviour. Covers phase transitions, mean field theory, phase diagrams, fixed points, cross-over behaviour, finite-size scaling, a simple approach to the epsilon expansion, low-dimensional systems, surface critical behaviour, random systems, percolation, polymer statistics, critical dynamics and conformal symmetry. Includes many problems.


Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

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ISBN: 9781400839360
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Number of pages: 416
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