Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics: PC Version

Hardcover | February 1, 1995

byClaude Garrod

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This text provides a firm grounding in the laws and principles of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics that are essential to the study of physics. It presents the subject in a remarkably fresh, clear, and understandable manner, and is based on the most up-to-date research in the field.This sets the text apart from other books serving the same course market, as does its unique approach, which treats thermodynamics as an application of probability theory. Problems are included at the end of each chapter, and supplementary sections include review questions, exercises and solutions.The scope and variety of these problems also contribute to the work's value. Intended for use in upper undergraduate physics courses, the text is also suitable for electrical engineering and chemistry students. The material is presented at a high level, yet the mathematical foundations arecompatible with students' understanding. An accompanying diskette--IBM PC version--provides helpful experience with computer approaches to the material.

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This text provides a firm grounding in the laws and principles of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics that are essential to the study of physics. It presents the subject in a remarkably fresh, clear, and understandable manner, and is based on the most up-to-date research in the field.This sets the text apart from other books serv...

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This textbook provides a firm grounding in the laws and principles of statistical and thermodynamics that are essential to the study of physics. It presents the subject in a remarkably fresh, clear, and understandable manner, and is based on the most up-to-be research in the field. This sets the text apart from other books serving the ...

Claude Garrod is at University of California, Davis.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 7.24 × 10.31 × 1.46 inPublished:February 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019508523X

ISBN - 13:9780195085235

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Table of Contents

1. The Theory of Probability2. The Ideal Gas3. The Foundations of Statistical Mechanics4. The Canonical Ensemble5. The Foundations of Thermodynamics6. Applications of Thermodynamics7. Quantum Gases8. Systems of Interacting Particles and Magnetism9. Critical Phenomena and Renormalization Theory10. Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

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"Excellent--problems and exercises are first-rate. Best introductory text I've seen to date."--Daniel Mattis, University of Utah