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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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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Introduction to Light

The Physics of Light, Vision, and Color

Author: Gary Waldman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486421186

Category: Science

Page: 228

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Designed for a nonmathematical undergraduate optics course addressed to art majors, this four-part treatment discusses the nature and manipulation of light, vision, and color. Questions at the end of each chapter help test comprehension of material, which is almost completely presented in a nonmathematical manner. 170 black-and-white illustrations. 1983 edition.
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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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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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Physics and Music

The Science of Musical Sound

Author: Harvey E. White,Donald H. White

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486794008

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Comprehensive and accessible, this foundational text surveys general principles of sound, musical scales, characteristics of instruments, mechanical and electronic recording devices, and many other topics. More than 300 illustrations plus questions, problems, and projects.
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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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Thermodynamics

From Concepts to Applications, Second Edition

Author: Arthur Shavit,Chaim Gutfinger

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420073699

Category: Science

Page: 642

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There are many thermodynamics texts on the market, yet most provide a presentation that is at a level too high for those new to the field. This second edition of Thermodynamics continues to provide an accessible introduction to thermodynamics, which maintains an appropriate rigor to prepare newcomers for subsequent, more advanced topics. The book presents a logical methodology for solving problems in the context of conservation laws and property tables or equations. The authors elucidate the terms around which thermodynamics has historically developed, such as work, heat, temperature, energy, and entropy. Using a pedagogical approach that builds from basic principles to laws and eventually corollaries of the laws, the text enables students to think in clear and correct thermodynamic terms as well as solve real engineering problems. For those just beginning their studies in the field, Thermodynamics, Second Edition provides the core fundamentals in a rigorous, accurate, and accessible presentation.
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Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Author: Aleksandr I?Akovlevich Khinchin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486601472

Category: Mathematics

Page: 179

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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.
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Statistical Mechanics

Author: Norman Davidson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486432649

Category: Science

Page: 540

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Clear and readable, this fine text assists students in achieving a grasp of the techniques and limitations of statistical mechanics. The treatment follows a logical progression from elementary to advanced theories, with careful attention to detail and mathematical development, and is sufficiently rigorous for introductory or intermediate graduate courses. Beginning with a study of the statistical mechanics of ideal gases and other systems of non-interacting particles, the text develops the theory in detail and applies it to the study of chemical equilibrium and the calculation of the thermodynamic properties of gases from molecular structure data. The second half offers a lucid, logical presentation of the canonical ensemble and of the grand ensemble, which constitute the theoretical bases for modern advanced equilibrium statistical mechanics. Other topics include the applications of both advanced and elementary theory to a number of interesting problems in physical chemistry — radiation phenomena, the solid state, fluctuations and noise problems, the statistical mechanical aspects of light scattering theory, paramagnetism and magnetic cooling, dielectrics, the theory of electrolyte solutions, nonideal gases, distribution functions for dense fluids, and the Ising model for the study of order-disorder transitions in biological macromolecules. Numerous problems enhance the book's value as a classroom text.
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