An Introduction To Thermodynamics And Statistical Mechanics

Autor: Keith Stowe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462857
File Size: 20,22 MB
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This introductory textbook for standard undergraduate courses in thermodynamics has been completely rewritten to explore a greater number of topics, more clearly and concisely. Starting with an overview of important quantum behaviours, the book teaches students how to calculate probabilities in order to provide a firm foundation for later chapters. It introduces the ideas of classical thermodynamics and explores them both in general and as they are applied to specific processes and interactions. The remainder of the book deals with statistical mechanics. Each topic ends with a boxed summary of ideas and results, and every chapter contains numerous homework problems, covering a broad range of difficulties. Answers are given to odd-numbered problems, and solutions to even-numbered problems are available to instructors at

An Introduction To Thermodynamics And Statistical Physics

Autor: Piero Olla
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319061887
File Size: 19,43 MB
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This textbook offers an advanced undergraduate or initial graduate level introduction to topics such as kinetic theory, equilibrium statistical mechanics and the theory of fluctuations from a modern perspective. The aim is to provide the reader with the necessary tools of probability theory and thermodynamics (especially the thermodynamic potentials) to enable subsequent study at advanced graduate level. At the same time, the book offers a bird's eye view on arguments that are often disregarded in the main curriculum courses. Further features include a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of the subject and in-depth discussion of alternative interpretations of the concept of entropy. While some familiarity with basic concepts of thermodynamics and probability theory is assumed, this does not extend beyond what is commonly obtained in basic undergraduate curriculum courses.

An Introduction To Statistical Mechanics And Thermodynamics

Autor: Robert H. Swendsen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646945
File Size: 43,83 MB
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This text presents statistical mechanics and thermodynamics as a theoretically integrated field of study. It stresses deep coverage of fundamentals, providing a natural foundation for advanced topics. The large problem sets (with solutions for teachers) include many computational problems to advance student understanding.

An Introduction To Statistical Thermodynamics

Autor: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486130908
File Size: 16,17 MB
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Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.

Introduction To Statistical Mechanics And Thermodynamics

Autor: Keith S. Stowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471870586
File Size: 19,11 MB
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An introductory textbook using the statistical approach for covering classical and quantum statistics and classical thermodynamics, geared for undergraduates majoring in physics. Develops fundamental concepts carefully and deliberately. Frequent use is made of summaries, shaded for ease of identification and placed strategically throughout the text for first-time student involvement in concepts. Includes over 400 homework problems as an aid in student understanding.

Statistical Physics And Thermodynamics

Autor: Jochen Rau
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192529501
File Size: 23,78 MB
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Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena: from refrigerators to the interior of stars, from chemical reactions to magnetism. Indeed, of all physical laws, the laws of thermodynamics are perhaps the most universal. This text provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the key concepts which underlie statistical physics and thermodynamics. It begins with a review of classical probability theory and quantum theory, as well as a careful discussion of the notions of information and entropy, prior to embarking on the development of statistical physics proper. The crucial steps leading from the microscopic to the macroscopic domain are rendered transparent. In particular, the laws of thermodynamics are shown to emerge as natural consequences of the statistical framework. While the emphasis is on clarifying the basic concepts, the text also contains many applications and classroom-tested exercises, covering all major topics of a standard course on statistical physics and thermodynamics.

Thermodynamics And Introductory Statistical Mechanics

Autor: Bruno Linder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471681741
File Size: 10,36 MB
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In this clear and concise introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics the reader, who will have some previous exposure to thermodynamics, will be guided through each of the two disciplines separately initially to provide an in-depth understanding of the area and thereafter the connection between the two is presented and discussed. In addition, mathematical techniques are introduced at appropriate times, highlighting such use as: exact and inexact differentials, partial derivatives, Caratheodory's theorem, Legendre transformation, and combinatory analysis. * Emphasis is placed equally on fundamentals and applications * Several problems are included