Statistical Mechanics (Google eBook)

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Butterworth-Heinemann, Sep 12, 1996 - Psychology - 576 pages
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'This is an excellent book from which to learn the methods and results of statistical mechanics.' Nature 'A well written graduate-level text for scientists and engineers... Highly recommended for graduate-level libraries.' Choice


This highly successful text, which first appeared in the year 1972 and has continued to be popular ever since, has now been brought up-to-date by incorporating the remarkable developments in the field of 'phase transitions and critical phenomena' that took place over the intervening years. This has been done by adding three new chapters (comprising over 150 pages and containing over 60 homework problems) which should enhance the usefulness of the book for both students and instructors. We trust that this classic text, which has been widely acclaimed for its clean derivations and clear explanations, will continue to provide further generations of students a sound training in the methods of statistical physics.
  

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This is an excellent introduction to statistical mechanics. Pathria is a physicist and the topics covered have a definite physics flavor (Bose and Fermi systems), which chemical engineers or chemists ... Read full review

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Contents

Historical Introduction
1
Chapter 1 The Statistical Basis of Thermodynamics
9
Chapter 2 Elements of Ensemble Theory
30
Chapter 3 The Canonical Ensemble
43
Chapter 4 The Grand Canonical Ensemble
90
Chapter 5 Formulation of Quantum Statistics
104
Chapter 6 The Theory of Simple Gases
127
Chapter 7 Ideal Bose Systems
157
The Method of Quantized Fields
262
Criticality Universality and Scaling
305
Exact or Almost Exact Results for the Various Models
366
The Renormalization Group Approach
414
Chapter 14 Fluctuations
452
Appendixes
495
Bibliography
513
Index
523

Chapter 8 Ideal Fermi Systems
195
The Method of Cluster Expansions
232

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