Balian, Roger
Overview
Works:  107 works in 625 publications in 7 languages and 5,456 library holdings 

Genres:  Conference papers and proceedings Handbooks and manuals Textbooks 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Secretary, Other 
Classifications:  QC174.1, 530.12 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Roger Balian
From microphysics to macrophysics : methods and applications of statistical physics by
Roger Balian(
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94 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text not only provides a thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics but also exhibits the universality of the chain of ideas that leads from the laws of microphysics to the macroscopic behaviour of matter. A wide range of applications teaches students how to make use of the concepts, and many exercises will help to deepen their understanding. Drawing on both quantum mechanics and classical physics, the book follows modern research in statistical physics. Volume I discusses in detail the probabilistic description of quantum or classical systems, the BoltzmannGibbs distributions, the conservation laws, and the interpretation of entropy as missing information. Thermodynamics and electromagnetism in matter are dealt with, as well as applications to gases, both dilute and condensed, and to phase transitions. Volume II applies statistical methods to systems governed by quantum effects, in particular to solid state physics, explaining properties due to the crystal structure or to the lattice excitations or to the electrons. Liquid helium is discussed and radiative equilibrium and transport are studied. The last chapters are devoted to nonequilibrium processes and to kinetic equations, with many applications included. This softcover edition accommodates the many requests to make this widely used and often cited classical text available again
94 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text not only provides a thorough introduction to statistical physics and thermodynamics but also exhibits the universality of the chain of ideas that leads from the laws of microphysics to the macroscopic behaviour of matter. A wide range of applications teaches students how to make use of the concepts, and many exercises will help to deepen their understanding. Drawing on both quantum mechanics and classical physics, the book follows modern research in statistical physics. Volume I discusses in detail the probabilistic description of quantum or classical systems, the BoltzmannGibbs distributions, the conservation laws, and the interpretation of entropy as missing information. Thermodynamics and electromagnetism in matter are dealt with, as well as applications to gases, both dilute and condensed, and to phase transitions. Volume II applies statistical methods to systems governed by quantum effects, in particular to solid state physics, explaining properties due to the crystal structure or to the lattice excitations or to the electrons. Liquid helium is discussed and radiative equilibrium and transport are studied. The last chapters are devoted to nonequilibrium processes and to kinetic equations, with many applications included. This softcover edition accommodates the many requests to make this widely used and often cited classical text available again
Méthodes en théorie des champs = Methods in field theory by
Université de Grenoble(
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)
40 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is one of the most important reference books in field theory with permanent value. To enable wider access by students, researchers and libraries of developing countries, this valuable volume has been reprinted and is sold at a much lower price than before
40 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is one of the most important reference books in field theory with permanent value. To enable wider access by students, researchers and libraries of developing countries, this valuable volume has been reprinted and is sold at a much lower price than before
Problème à N corps. Manybody physics by
Cécile DeWittMorette(
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28 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La matière mal condensée = Illcondensed matter by
Université de Grenoble(
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33 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This publication contains a collection of lecture notes presented at the XXXI Session of the Les Houches Summer School
33 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in 5 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This publication contains a collection of lecture notes presented at the XXXI Session of the Les Houches Summer School
Physique atomique et moléculaire et matière interstellaire = Atomic and molecular physics and the interstellar matter :
Les Houches, session XXVI, 1 juillet23 août 1974 by
Roger Balian(
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22 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
22 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cosmologie physique = Physical cosmology by
Roger Balian(
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21 editions published in 1980 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published in 1980 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum mechanics by
Albert Messiah(
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7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, the treatment orginally appeared in a twovolume French edition."Back cover
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, the treatment orginally appeared in a twovolume French edition."Back cover
Aux frontières de la spectroscopie laser = Frontiers in laser spectroscopy : Les Houches, session XXVII, 30 juin26 juillet
1975 by
Roger Balian(
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22 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
List of participants (vol. I)
22 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
List of participants (vol. I)
Fluid dynamics = Dynamique des fluides by
1973, Les Houches) Ecole d'Eté de Physique Théorique (24(
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18 editions published in 1977 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published in 1977 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physique des défauts = Physics of defects by École d'été de physique théorique(
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17 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
17 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interactions électromagnétiques et faibles à haute énergie = Weak and electromagnetic interactions at high energy by
Roger Balian(
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16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ions lourds et mésons en physique nucléaire = Nuclear physics with heavy ions and mesons : Les Houches, session XXX, 4 juillet20
août 1977 by
Roger Balian(
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23 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
23 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molecular fluids = Fluides moléculaires : Cours de l'Ecole d'été de Physique Théorique, Les Houches, Août 1973 by
Université de Grenoble(
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20 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse structurale des amplitudes de collision = Structural analysis of collision amplitudes : Les Houches, June Institute,
227 June 1975 by École d'été de physique théorique Les Houches(
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19 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Membranes et communication intercellulaire = Membranes and intercellular communication : Les Houches, session XXXIII, 30 juillet30
août 1979 by HauteSavoie, France) Ecole d'été de physique théorique (Les Houches(
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16 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Du microscopique au macroscopique : cours de physique statistique de l'École polytechnique by
Roger Balian(
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18 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientific works = Oeuvre scientifique by
Claude Bloch(
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19 editions published in 1975 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
19 editions published in 1975 in 5 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physique statistique by
Roger Balian(
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7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The statistical mechanics of financial markets by
Johannes Voit(
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7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third edition includes two new chapters containing a practitioner's treatment of two important current topics in banking: the basic notions and tools of risk management and capital requirements for financial institutions, including an overview of the new Basel II capital framework
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This third edition includes two new chapters containing a practitioner's treatment of two important current topics in banking: the basic notions and tools of risk management and capital requirements for financial institutions, including an overview of the new Basel II capital framework
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 ZinnJustin, Jean Other Author Editor
 DeWittMorette, Cécile Author Editor
 Toulouse, Gérard Other Editor
 Maynard, Roger Other Editor
 Encrenaz, Pierre J. Editor
 Lequeux, James Editor
 Messiah, Albert Author
 Audouze, Jean Editor
 Schramm, David N. Editor
 Gennes, PierreGilles de Author of introduction
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Alternative Names
Balian, M. Roger.
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French (81)
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