# Statistical Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Applications (Google eBook)

Cambridge University Press, Nov 21, 2005 - Science - 448 pages
This 2006 textbook discusses the fundamentals and applications of statistical thermodynamics for beginning graduate students in the physical and engineering sciences. Building on the prototypical Maxwell–Boltzmann method and maintaining a step-by-step development of the subject, this book assumes the reader has no previous exposure to statistics, quantum mechanics or spectroscopy. The book begins with the essentials of statistical thermodynamics, pauses to recover needed knowledge from quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, and then moves on to applications involving ideal gases, the solid state and radiation. A full introduction to kinetic theory is provided, including its applications to transport phenomena and chemical kinetics. A highlight of the textbook is its discussion of modern applications, such as laser-based diagnostics. The book concludes with a thorough presentation of the ensemble method, featuring its use for real gases. Numerous examples and prompted homework problems enrich the text.

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### Contents

 PART ONE FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICAL 5 Problem Set I Probability Theory and Statistical Mathematics 23 The Statistics of Independent Particles 29 Thermodynamic Properties in the Dilute Limit 45 Problem Set II Statistical Modeling for Thermodynamics 59 Chapters 34 65 Quantum Analysis of Internal Energy Modes 97 The Spectroscopy of Diatomic Molecules 129
 Equilibrium Radiation 275 Problem Set VI The Solid State and Radiation Chapters 1314 283 Elementary Kinetic Theory 289 Kinetics of Molecular Transport 301 Chemical Kinetics 319 Problem Set VII Kinetic Theory and Molecular Transport 331 The Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles 339 Applications of Ensemble Theory to Real Gases 359

 Problem Set III Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy 147 PART THREE STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS IN 155 Thermodynamic Properties of the Ideal Gas 169 Statistical Thermodynamics for Ideal Gas Mixtures 205 Concentration and Temperature Measurements 223 Problem Set V Chemical Equilibrium and Diagnostics 243 PART FOUR STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS BEYOND 249
 Problem Set VIII Ensemble Theory and the Nonideal 375 A Physical Constants and Conversion Factors 389 E Thermochemical Data for Ideal Gases 396 F Summary of Classical Thermodynamics 409 G Review of Classical Mechanics 415 Copyright

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### About the author (2005)

Normand M. Laurendeau is the Ralph and Bettye Bailey Professor of Combustion at Purdue University. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of thermodynamics, combustion and engineering ethics. He conducts research in the combustion sciences, with particular emphasis on laser diagnostics, pollutant formation and flame structure. Dr Laurendeau is well known for his pioneering research on the development and application of both nanosecond and picosecond laser-induced fluorescence strategies to quantitative species concentration measurements in laminar and turbulent flames. He has authored or coauthored over 150 publications in the archival scientific and engineering literature. Professor Laurendeau is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the peer-reviewed journal Combustion Science and Technology.