Robert H. Swendsen's An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics PDF

By Robert H. Swendsen

ISBN-10: 0199646945

ISBN-13: 9780199646944

this article provides the 2 complementary facets of thermal physics as an built-in concept of the homes of topic. Conceptual realizing is promoted by means of thorough improvement of uncomplicated techniques. not like many texts, statistical mechanics, together with dialogue of the necessary chance concept, is gifted first. this offers a statistical origin for the idea that of entropy, that's imperative to thermal physics. a different function of the booklet is the
development of entropy in keeping with Boltzmann's 1877 definition; this avoids contradictions or advert hoc corrections present in different texts. precise basics offer a normal grounding for complex subject matters, corresponding to black-body radiation and quantum gases. an in depth set of difficulties (solutions are
available for academics throughout the OUP website), many together with specific computations, improve the middle content material by way of probing crucial thoughts. The textual content is designed for a two-semester undergraduate path yet should be tailored for one-semester classes emphasizing both point of thermal physics. it's also compatible for graduate study.

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