An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Author: Terrell L. Hill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130908

Category: Science

Page: 544

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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.

The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Richard Chace Tolman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486638966

Category: Science

Page: 660

View: 6540

This is the definitive treatise on the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. A concise exposition of classical statistical mechanics is followed by a thorough elucidation of quantum statistical mechanics: postulates, theorems, statistical ensembles, changes in quantum mechanical systems with time, and more. The final two chapters discuss applications of statistical mechanics to thermodynamic behavior. 1930 edition.

Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Author: Peter T. Landsberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486780759

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Well respected and widely used, this volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, and statistical mechanics. The text is intended for instructors, undergraduates, and graduate students of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Twenty-eight chapters, each prepared by an expert, proceed from simpler to more difficult subjects. Similarly, the early chapters are easier than the later ones, making the book ideal for independent study. Subjects begin with the laws of thermodynamics and statistical theory of information and of ensembles, advancing to the ideal classical gases of polyatomic molecules, non-electrolyte liquids and solutions, and surfaces. Subsequent chapters explore imperfect classical and quantum gas, phase transitions, cooperative phenomena, Green function methods, the plasma, transport in gases and metals, Nyquist's theorem and its generalizations, stochastic methods, and many other topics.

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Author: E. Atlee Jackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149390

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Key features include an elementary introduction to probability, distribution functions, and uncertainty; a review of the concept and significance of energy; and various models of physical systems. 1968 edition.

Principles of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Author: D. F. Lawden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152243

Category: Science

Page: 176

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A thorough exploration of the universal principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, this volume takes an applications-oriented approach to a multitude of situations arising in physics and engineering. 1987 edition.

Statistical Physics

Author: Gregory H. Wannier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156761

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 1436

Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.

Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Author: Ilya Prigogine

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486820408

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 4058

Ilya Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics. This groundbreaking 1962 monograph, written for researchers and graduate students in this field, was his first book-length contribution to this subject. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics and chemistry, the treatment begins with examinations of the Liouville equation, anharmonic solids, and Brownian motion. Subsequent chapters explore weakly coupled gases, scattering theory and short-range forces, distribution functions and their diagrammatic representation, the time dependence of diagrams, the approach to equilibrium in ionized gases, and statistical hydrodynamics. Additional topics include general kinetic equations, general H-theorem, quantum mechanics, and irreversibility and invariants of motion. Appendices, a bibliography, list of symbols, and an index conclude the text.

Statistical Thermodynamics

Author: Erwin Schrodinger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318605

Category: Science

Page: 95

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Nobel Laureate's brilliant attempt to develop a simple, unified standard method of dealing with all cases of statistical thermodynamics — classical, quantum, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, etc.

Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132285

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 2785

Clear treatment of systems and first and second laws of thermodynamics features informal language, vivid and lively examples, and fresh perspectives. Excellent supplement for undergraduate science or engineering class.

Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

A Deductive Treatment

Author: Oliver Penrose

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486438708

Category: Science

Page: 262

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Starting with primary physical assumptions and their idealization in the form of postulates, this text examines the consequences of these postulates, concluding with an analysis of entropy. Solutions. 1970 edition.

The Green Function Method in Statistical Mechanics

Author: V.L. Bonch-Bruevich,S.V. Tyablikov

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486797155

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 9914

Concise monograph devoted to techniques of solving many-body problems in physics using the quantum-mechanical Green function method. Requires some familiarity with the basic theory of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics. 1962 edition.

Statistical Mechanics

Principles and Selected Applications

Author: Terrell L. Hill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486653900

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 4232

Standard text opens with clear, concise chapters on classical statistical mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics, and the relation of statistical mechanics to thermodynamics. Further topics cover fluctuations, the theory of imperfect gases and condensation, distribution functions and the liquid state, nearest neighbor (Ising) lattice statistics, and more.

Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

Author: S. R. De Groot,P. Mazur

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153509

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 8535

Classic monograph treats irreversible processes and phenomena of thermodynamics: non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Covers statistical foundations and applications with chapters on fluctuation theory, theory of stochastic processes, kinetic theory of gases, more.

Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity

Author: J.H. Weiner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486161234

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 452

Advanced, self-contained treatment illustrates general principles and elastic behavior of solids. Topics include thermoelastic behavior of crystalline and polymeric solids, interatomic force laws, behavior of solids, and thermally activated processes. 1983 edition.

Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics

Second Edition

Author: Leonard K. Nash

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486449785

Category: Science

Page: 138

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Encompassing essentially all aspects of statistical mechanics that appear in undergraduate texts, this concise, elementary treatment shows how an atomic-molecular perspective yields new insights into macroscopic thermodynamics. 1974 edition.

Algebraic Methods in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

Author: Dr. Gérard G. Emch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151719

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This systematic algebraic approach offers a careful formulation of the problems' physical motivations as well as self-contained descriptions of the mathematical methods for arriving at solutions. 1972 edition.

Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Aleksandr I?Akovlevich Khinchin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486601472

Category: Mathematics

Page: 179

View: 5386

Phase space, ergodic problems, central limit theorem, dispersion and distribution of sum functions. Chapters include Geometry and Kinematics of the Phase Space; Ergodic Problem; Reduction to the Problem of the Theory of Probability; Application of the Central Limit Theorem; Ideal Monatomic Gas; The Foundation of Thermodynamics; and more.

Statistical Mechanics

Author: Wolfgang Pauli

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486414604

Category: Science

Page: 121

View: 1579

Important text represents a concise course on the subject, centering on the historic development of the basic ideals and the logical structure of the theory, with particular emphasis on Brownian motion and quantum statistics. Alone or as part of the complete set, this volume represents a peerless resource.