Statistical Thermodynamics by Andrew MaczekStatistical Thermodynamics by Andrew Maczek

Statistical Thermodynamics

byAndrew Maczek, Anthony Meijer

Paperback | July 8, 2017

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The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subjectarea is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research.The learning features provided, including end of book problems and online multiple-choice questions, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams and margin notes help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry.Statistical Thermodynamics gives a concise and accessible account of this fundamental topic by emphasizing the underlying physical chemistry, and using this to introduce the mathematics in an approachable way. The material is presented in short, self-contained sections making it flexible to teachand learn from, and concludes with the application of the theory to real systems.Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Statistical Thermodynamics features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Worked solutions to the questions and problems at the end of the book.* Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning
Andrew Maczek, until his retirement, was a Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Sheffield, where his research focused on the thermophysical behaviour of fluids. He obtained his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he stayed on to obtain his DPhil in Inorganic Chemistry with Courtney Philips...
Title:Statistical ThermodynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:July 8, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Boltzmann law2. Sum over states: the molecular partition function3. Applications of the molecular partition function4. From molecule to mole: the canonical partition function5. Distinguishable and indistinguishable particles6. Two-level systems: a case study7. Thermodynamic functions: towards a statistical toolkit8. The ideal monatomic gas: the translational partition function9. The ideal diatomic gas: internal degrees of freedom10. The ideal diatomic gas: the rotational partition function11. ortho and para spin states: a case study12. The ideal diatomic gas: the vibrational partition function13. The electronic partition function14. Heat capacity and Third Law entropy: two case studies15. Calculating equilibrium constantsQuestions and ProblemsAdditional Mathematical Aspects