## Problems and Solutions on Thermodynamics and Statistical MechanicsThe material for these volumes has been selected from the past twenty years' examination questions for graduate students at University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, the University of Chicago, MIT, State University of New York at Buffalo, Princeton University and University of Wisconsin. |

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### Contents

Thermodynamic States and the First Law 10011030 | 3 |

The Second Law and Entropy 10311072 | 28 |

Thermodynamic Functions and Equilibrium Conditions | 70 |

Change of Phase and Phase Equilibrium 11061147 | 106 |

Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics 11481159 | 147 |

Probability and Statistical Entropy 20012013 | 161 |

MaxwellBoltzmann Statistics 20142062 | 174 |

BoseEinstein and FermiDirac Statistics 20632115 | 229 |

Ensembles 21162148 | 293 |

Kinetic Theory of Gases 21492208 | 340 |

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