New PDF release: A Course In Statistical Thermodynamics

By Joseph Kestin

ISBN-10: 0124053505

ISBN-13: 9780124053502

ISBN-10: 0124141781

ISBN-13: 9780124141780

A path in Statistical Thermodynamics explores the actual elements of the technique of statistical thermodynamics with out using complicated mathematical tools. This ebook is split into 14 chapters that target an accurate assertion of the Gibbsian ensemble idea couched in quantum-mechanical phrases all through.
The introductory chapters emphasize the concept that of equilibrium, section house, the primary in their quantization, and the basics of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. those subject matters are by way of an exposition of the statistical strategy, revealing that the constitution of the actual conception is heavily modeled on mathematical information. A bankruptcy specializes in desk bound ensembles and the restatement of the 1st, moment, and 3rd legislation of Thermodynamics. the remainder chapters spotlight some of the really good functions of statistical thermodynamics, together with genuine and degenerate gases, easy solids, radiation, magnetic platforms, nonequilibrium states, and fluctuations. those chapters additionally supply a rigorous derivation of Boltzmann's equation, the H-theorem, and the vexing paradox that arises while microscopic reversibility needs to be reconciled with irreversible habit within the huge.
This publication can be utilized for 2 semesters within the junior or senior years, or as a first-year graduate path in statistical thermodynamics.

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