Basic Statistical Physics

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World Scientific, 2009 - Science - 229 pages
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.

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Contents

1 Basic Concepts
1
2 Motion of Systems in Phase Space
17
3 States in Statistical Physics
27
4 Statistical Ensembles
37
5 Ideal Gas
51
6 Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
63
7 Real Gas
73
8 Strong Electrolytes
85
10 BoseEinstein Condensate
139
11 Statistical Astrophysics
147
12 Phase Transitions
157
13 Irreversible Processes
183
14 Mathematical Appendix
197
Bibliography
223
Index
225
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9 Quantum Statistics
91

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