Statistical Physics

Author: L D Landau,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080570461

Category: Science

Page: 544

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A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Course of Theoretical Physics

Author: L. D. Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483106233

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 8879

Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 5: Statistical Physics, Third Edition, Part 1 covers the fundamental principles of statistical physics and thermodynamic quantities. The book discusses the Gibbs and Maxwellian distributions; the Boltzmann distribution for ideal gases; and the Fermi and Bose distributions. Solids are tackled with regard to their application of statistical methods of calculating the thermodynamic quantities. The book describes the deviations of gases from the ideal state, conditions of phase equilibrium, solutions, and chemical reactions. The text also discusses the properties of matter at very high density; the Gaussian distribution; fluctuations of the fundamental thermodynamic quantities; and fluctuations in solids and ideal gases. The symmetry of crystals; phase transitions of the second kind and critical phenomena; and surfaces are considered as well. Students taking statistical physics and those involved in the areas of statistical physics will find the book invaluable.

General Physics

Mechanics and Molecular Physics

Author: L D Landau,A. I. Akhiezer,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483285189

Category: Science

Page: 382

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Presents, at a level suitable for undergraduates and technical college students, the basic physical theory of mechanics and the molecular structure of matter. The material contained in the work should correspond quite closely to courses of lectures given to undergraduate students of physics in Britain and America.

Statistical Physics of Particles

Author: Mehran Kardar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139464876

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 4837

Statistical physics has its origins in attempts to describe the thermal properties of matter in terms of its constituent particles, and has played a fundamental role in the development of quantum mechanics. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook introduces the central concepts and tools of statistical physics. It contains a chapter on probability and related issues such as the central limit theorem and information theory, and covers interacting particles, with an extensive description of the van der Waals equation and its derivation by mean field approximation. It also contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set of solutions is available to lecturers on a password protected website at A companion volume, Statistical Physics of Fields, discusses non-mean field aspects of scaling and critical phenomena, through the perspective of renormalization group.

Quantum Electrodynamics

Author: V B Berestetskii,L. P. Pitaevskii,E.M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503462

Category: Science

Page: 667

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Several significant additions have been made to the second edition, including the operator method of calculating the bremsstrahlung cross-section, the calcualtion of the probabilities of photon-induced pair production and photon decay in a magnetic field, the asymptotic form of the scattering amplitudes at high energies, inelastic scattering of electrons by hadrons, and the transformation of electron-positron pairs into hadrons.


Non-relativistic Theory

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750635394

Category: Science

Page: 677

View: 6227

This edition has been completely revised to include some 20% of new material. Important recent developments such as the theory of Regge poles are now included. Many problems with solutions have been added to those already contained in the book.

Statistical Physics of Fields

Author: Mehran Kardar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139855883

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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While many scientists are familiar with fractals, fewer are familiar with scale-invariance and universality which underlie the ubiquity of their shapes. These properties may emerge from the collective behaviour of simple fundamental constituents, and are studied using statistical field theories. Initial chapters connect the particulate perspective developed in the companion volume, to the coarse grained statistical fields studied here. Based on lectures taught by Professor Kardar at MIT, this textbook demonstrates how such theories are formulated and studied. Perturbation theory, exact solutions, renormalization groups, and other tools are employed to demonstrate the emergence of scale invariance and universality, and the non-equilibrium dynamics of interfaces and directed paths in random media are discussed. Ideal for advanced graduate courses in statistical physics, it contains an integrated set of problems, with solutions to selected problems at the end of the book and a complete set available to lecturers at

Fluid Mechanics

Author: L D Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483140504

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 558

View: 3422

Course of Theoretical Physics, Volume 6: Fluid Mechanics discusses several areas of concerns regarding fluid mechanics. The book provides a discussion on the phenomenon in fluid mechanics and their intercorrelations, such as heat transfer, diffusion in fluids, acoustics, theory of combustion, dynamics of superfluids, and relativistic fluid dynamics. The text will be of great interest to researchers whose work involves or concerns fluid mechanics.

The Classical Theory of Fields

Author: L D Landau

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293289

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Translated from the 6th Russian edition, this latest edition contains seven new sections with chapters on General Relativity, Gravitational Waves and Relativistic Cosmology, where Professor Lifshitz's interests lay. The text of the 3rd English edition has been thoroughly revised and additional problems inserted

A Modern Course in Statistical Physics

Author: Linda E. Reichl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527690468

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 9985

A Modern Course in Statistical Physics is a textbook that illustrates the foundations of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, and the universal nature of thermodynamic processes, from the point of view of contemporary research problems. The book treats such diverse topics as the microscopic theory of critical phenomena, superfluid dynamics, quantum conductance, light scattering, transport processes, and dissipative structures, all in the framework of the foundations of statistical physics and thermodynamics. It shows the quantum origins of problems in classical statistical physics. One focus of the book is fluctuations that occur due to the discrete nature of matter, a topic of growing importance for nanometer scale physics and biophysics. Another focus concerns classical and quantum phase transitions, in both monatomic and mixed particle systems. This fourth edition extends the range of topics considered to include, for example, entropic forces, electrochemical processes in biological systems and batteries, adsorption processes in biological systems, diamagnetism, the theory of Bose-Einstein condensation, memory effects in Brownian motion, the hydrodynamics of binary mixtures. A set of exercises and problems is to be found at the end of each chapter and, in addition, solutions to a subset of the problems is provided. The appendices cover Exact Differentials, Ergodicity, Number Representation, Scattering Theory, and also a short course on Probability.


Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡

Publisher: Pergamon


Category: Science

Page: 165

View: 2804

Electrodynamics of Continuous Media

Author: L D Landau,J. S. Bell,M. J. Kearsley,L. P. Pitaevskii,E.M. Lifshitz,J. B. Sykes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293750

Category: Science

Page: 1341

View: 4147

Covers the theory of electromagnetic fields in matter, and the theory of the macroscopic electric and magnetic properties of matter. There is a considerable amount of new material particularly on the theory of the magnetic properties of matter and the theory of optical phenomena with new chapters on spatial dispersion and non-linear optics. The chapters on ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism and on magnetohydrodynamics have been substantially enlarged and eight other chapters have additional sections.

Statistical Physics

Author: L. D. Landau,E. M. Lifshitz,L. P. Pitaevskii

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750633727

Category: Condensed matter

Page: 544

View: 6913

A lucid presentation of statistical physics and thermodynamics which develops from the general principles to give a large number of applications of the theory.

Mathematical Statistical Physics

Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2005

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080479231

Category: Science

Page: 848

View: 4325

The proceedings of the 2005 les Houches summer school on Mathematical Statistical Physics give and broad and clear overview on this fast developing area of interest to both physicists and mathematicians. Introduction to a field of math with many interdisciplinary connections in physics, biology, and computer science Roadmap to the next decade of mathematical statistical mechanics Volume for reference years to come

Modern Classical Physics

Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics

Author: Kip S. Thorne,Roger D. Blandford

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084889X

Category: Science

Page: 1552

View: 6324

This first-year, graduate-level text and reference book covers the fundamental concepts and twenty-first-century applications of six major areas of classical physics that every masters- or PhD-level physicist should be exposed to, but often isn't: statistical physics, optics (waves of all sorts), elastodynamics, fluid mechanics, plasma physics, and special and general relativity and cosmology. Growing out of a full-year course that the eminent researchers Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford taught at Caltech for almost three decades, this book is designed to broaden the training of physicists. Its six main topical sections are also designed so they can be used in separate courses, and the book provides an invaluable reference for researchers. Presents all the major fields of classical physics except three prerequisites: classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and elementary thermodynamics Elucidates the interconnections between diverse fields and explains their shared concepts and tools Focuses on fundamental concepts and modern, real-world applications Takes applications from fundamental, experimental, and applied physics; astrophysics and cosmology; geophysics, oceanography, and meteorology; biophysics and chemical physics; engineering and optical science and technology; and information science and technology Emphasizes the quantum roots of classical physics and how to use quantum techniques to elucidate classical concepts or simplify classical calculations Features hundreds of color figures, some five hundred exercises, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index An online illustration package is available to professors

A Course in Theoretical Physics

Author: P. John Shepherd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118516923

Category: Science

Page: 488

View: 1382

This book is a comprehensive account of five extended modules covering the key branches of twentieth-century theoretical physics, taught by the author over a period of three decades to students on bachelor and master university degree courses in both physics and theoretical physics. The modules cover nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, thermal and statistical physics, many-body theory, classical field theory (including special relativity and electromagnetism), and, finally, relativistic quantum mechanics and gauge theories of quark and lepton interactions, all presented in a single, self-contained volume. In a number of universities, much of the material covered (for example, on Einstein’s general theory of relativity, on the BCS theory of superconductivity, and on the Standard Model, including the theory underlying the prediction of the Higgs boson) is taught in postgraduate courses to beginning PhD students. A distinctive feature of the book is that full, step-by-step mathematical proofs of all essential results are given, enabling a student who has completed a high-school mathematics course and the first year of a university physics degree course to understand and appreciate the derivations of very many of the most important results of twentieth-century theoretical physics.

Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

A Modern Perspective

Author: Roberto Livi,Paolo Politi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108364047

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5397

Statistical mechanics has been proven to be successful at describing physical systems at thermodynamic equilibrium. Since most natural phenomena occur in nonequilibrium conditions, the present challenge is to find suitable physical approaches for such conditions: this book provides a pedagogical pathway that explores various perspectives. The use of clear language, and explanatory figures and diagrams to describe models, simulations and experimental findings makes the book a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, and also for lecturers organizing teaching at varying levels of experience in the field. Written in three parts, it covers basic and traditional concepts of nonequilibrium physics, modern aspects concerning nonequilibrium phase transitions, and application-orientated topics from a modern perspective. A broad range of topics is covered, including Langevin equations, Levy processes, directed percolation, kinetic roughening and pattern formation.

Statistical Physics

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,Evgeniĭ Mikhaĭlovich Lifshit︠s︡,Lev Petrovich Pitaevskiĭ

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750626361

Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 8243

Part 2 of Statistical physics begins with an extensive discussion of the theory of quantum liquids, which was dealt with briefly in the second edition of Statistical physics, by Lev Landau and E.M. Lifshitz; part 1 of Statistical physics is now the third edition of volume 5 of the Course of theoretical physics, by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 1391

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.