## States of matterOverview covers thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; gases, solids, and liquids; perfect gases; electronics in metals; the Bose condensation; and numerous pertinent aspects of phase transitions. 1975 edition. |

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### Contents

PERFECT GASES | 98 |

SOLIDS | 142 |

LIQUIDS AND INTERACTING GASES | 227 |

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