## Introduction to phase transitions and critical phenomenaFirst published in 1971, this highly popular text is devoted to the interdisciplinary area of critical phenomena, with an emphasis on liquid-gas and ferromagnetic transitions. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics, aswell as researchers in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and materials science, will welcome this paperback edition of Stanley's acclaimed text. |

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### Contents

EXPONENT INEQUALITIES | 4 |

USEFUL THERMODYNAMIC RELATIONS FOR FLUID | 22 |

PART II | 39 |

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