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.
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An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

Author: Terrell L. Hill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486652429

Category: Science

Page: 508

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"A large number of exercises of a broad range of difficulty make this book even more useful…a good addition to the literature on thermodynamics at the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine Although written on an introductory level, this wide-ranging text provides extensive coverage of topics of current interest in equilibrium statistical mechanics. Indeed, certain traditional topics are given somewhat condensed treatment to allow room for a survey of more recent advances. The book is divided into four major sections. Part I deals with the principles of quantum statistical mechanics and includes discussions of energy levels, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and other topics. Part II examines systems composed of independent molecules or of other independent subsystems. Topics range from ideal monatomic gas and monatomic crystals to polyatomic gas and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An examination of systems of interacting molecules comprises the nine chapters in Part Ill, reviewing such subjects as lattice statistics, imperfect gases and dilute liquid solutions. Part IV covers quantum statistics and includes sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gas and free-volume theories of quantum liquids. Each chapter includes problems varying in difficulty — ranging from simple numerical exercises to small-scale "research" propositions. In addition, supplementary reading lists for each chapter invite students to pursue the subject at a more advanced level. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, elementary differential equations and elementary quantum mechanics. Because of the flexibility of the chapter arrangements, this book especially lends itself to use in a one-or two-semester graduate course in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate course in physics or an introductory course in statistical mechanics.
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The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Richard Chace Tolman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486638966

Category: Science

Page: 660

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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.
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Understanding Thermodynamics

Author: H.C. Van Ness

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132285

Category: Science

Page: 128

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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.
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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.
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Statistical Physics

Author: Gregory H. Wannier

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156761

Category: Science

Page: 560

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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.
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Thermodynamics of Small Systems

Author: Terrell L. Hill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486495095

Category: Science

Page: 210

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Summary of basics of small system (or nonmacroscopic) thermodynamics, written by the originator of the field, introduces basics, explores environmental variables, examines binding on macromolecules and aggregation, and includes brief summaries of electric and magnetic fields, spherical drops and bubbles, and polydisperse systems. 1964 edition.
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Statistical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Normand M. Laurendeau

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139446185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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This 2006 textbook discusses the fundamentals and applications of statistical thermodynamics for beginning graduate students in the physical and engineering sciences. Building on the prototypical Maxwell–Boltzmann method and maintaining a step-by-step development of the subject, this book assumes the reader has no previous exposure to statistics, quantum mechanics or spectroscopy. The book begins with the essentials of statistical thermodynamics, pauses to recover needed knowledge from quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, and then moves on to applications involving ideal gases, the solid state and radiation. A full introduction to kinetic theory is provided, including its applications to transport phenomena and chemical kinetics. A highlight of the textbook is its discussion of modern applications, such as laser-based diagnostics. The book concludes with a thorough presentation of the ensemble method, featuring its use for real gases. Numerous examples and prompted homework problems enrich the text.
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Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics

Author: David Chandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195042771

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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"[This] book contains concise explanations of such fundamentals as the connection between measurements and ensemble averages, discussions of equilibrium fluctuations and stability criteria, and the utility of Legendre transforms. It also explores many of the traditional elementary applications of statistical mechanics. Most importantly, it treats the principles and basic methods of time correlation functions (including the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and the Langevin equation), renormalization group theory, Monte Carlo simulations, and liquid structure."--Back cover.
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Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics

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

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153509

Category: Science

Page: 528

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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.
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Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

Author: Peter T. Landsberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486795047

Category: Science

Page: 592

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Well respected, widely used volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, statistical mechanics. Suitable for undergraduates and graduate students, self-study, reference. 1989 edition.
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Author: Robert H. Swendsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199646945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 401

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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.
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Statistical Thermodynamics for Beginners

Author: Howard D Stidham

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813149957

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Page: 496

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This book is the distilled essence of the author teaching statistical mechanics to juniors, seniors and graduate students for over 50 years in various course settings. It uses a unique approach that leads naturally into the development of all possible ensembles. Much of the later chapters on polymers has previously been available only in the literature. Throughout the book, the assumption is made that the reader is still relatively raw, and mathematical detail is provided that other books leave to the abilities of the reader. While this produces a plethora of equations that mature scientists would regard as unnecessary, it is intended to help those just coming into the field and who want to get the idea without suffering hours of agony wondering, "where did that come from?". Request Inspection Copy
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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.
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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.
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Chemistry

Author: Linus Pauling,E. Bright Wilson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134938

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Classic undergraduate text explores wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures.
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Treatise on Irreversible and Statistical Thermodynamics

An Introduction to Nonclassical Thermodynamics

Author: Wolfgang Yourgrau,Alwyn van der Merwe,Gough Raw

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151093

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Extensively revised edition of a much-respected work examines thermodynamics of irreversible processes, general principles of statistical thermodynamics, assemblies of noninteracting structureless particles, and statistical theory. 1966 edition.
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Statistical Mechanics

Principles and Selected Applications

Author: Terrell L. Hill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486653900

Category: Science

Page: 432

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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.
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An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Author: Keith Stowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462857

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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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 www.cambridge.org/9781107694927.
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An Introduction to the Theory of the Boltzmann Equation

Author: Stewart Harris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143821

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This introductory graduate-level text emphasizes physical aspects of the theory of Boltzmann's equation in a detailed presentation that doubles as a practical resource for professionals. 1971 edition.
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