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Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics – Oxford Scholarship

Although Oxford listed it as a graduate text, it’s suitable for and, in fact, was developed for undergrads. Part 1 develops the basic ideas of statistical mechanics, as illustrated by a complete derivation of the entropy of the classical ideal gas mechanicw on Boltzmann’s definition.


This, conversely, is written quite pedagogically a big plus for meby someone with a deep and tremendously insightful understanding of statistical mechanics.

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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics by Robert H. Swendsen

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Roopam Sinha marked it as to-read May 20, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This provides a statistical foundation for the concept of entropy, which is central to thermal physics. Swendsen Oxford Graduate Texts Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website Mechaniccs integration of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics Foundation of the concept of entropy in Boltzmann’s definition Extensive problem sets emphasizing computation Self-contained mathematical coverage, particularly the statixtical theory needed for statistical mechanics In-depth coverage of thermodynamics including the use of Jacobians for deriving thermodynamic identities Request the Solutions Manual.


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Part 4 covers quantum statistical mechanics, including lattice vibrations, black-body radiation, Bose-Einstein statistics, Fermi-Dirac statist To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

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