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Elements of statistical mechanics : with an introduction to quantum field theory and numerical simulation

Author: I Sachs; Siddhartha Sen; James Sexton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elements of Statistical Mechanics provides a concise, self-contained introduction to the key concepts and tools of statistical mechanics including advanced topics such as numerical methods and non-relativistic quantum field theory."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: I Sachs; Siddhartha Sen; James Sexton
ISBN: 9780521841986 0521841984 051116761X 9780511167614
OCLC Number: 61702416
Description: xii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. problem --
2. Statistical mechanics --
3. Variations of a theme --
4. Handling interactions --
5. Monte Carlo integration --
6. Numerical molecular dynamics --
7. Quantum statistical mechanics --
8. Astrophysics --
9. Non-relativistic quantum field theory --
10. Superfluidity --
11. Path integrals --
12. second look --
13. Phase transitions and the renormalization group.
Responsibility: Ivo Sachs, Siddartha Sen, James Sexton.
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