Basic Statistical Physics
This is a masters/graduate level textbook on statistical physics. The basics of the discipline and its application in the current topics of interest like BoseEinstein condensate, statistical astrophysics and phase transitions have been discussed with thoroughness.
This is a systematic introduction and development of a course material tried successful over a number of years. Feedback from the students tells that it has immensely helped them in their later research.
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1 Basic Concepts
2 Motion of Systems in Phase Space
3 States in Statistical Physics
4 Statistical Ensembles
5 Ideal Gas
6 Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
7 Real Gas
8 Strong Electrolytes
9 Quantum Statistics
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ˆρ 2-dimensional thin film atoms average Boltzmann calculate canonical ensemble chemical potential classical constant Coulomb defined degeneracy density matrix electrons entropy equilibrium external magnetic field Fermi Energy fermion finite fluctuation Free Energy frequency function of temperature Gibbs grandcanonical hamiltonian heat capacity high temperature integral invariant intentionally left blank interaction ionization lattice liquid macroscopic magnetic moment magnetic systems mass m moving Mathematical Appendix microstates molecules momentum motion NkBT non-interacting non-relativistic number density number of particles order parameter partition function phase diagram phase space phase transition phonon pressure Prove Equation quantum mechanical quantum statistics real gas relativistic right hand side Schematic plot shown in Figure specific heat spin statistical distribution function Statistical Physics statistical weight subsystems summation superfluid susceptibility Theorem thermodynamic tion total number Virial Coefficient Virial Equation volume zero