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Introduction to modern statistical mechanics

Author: David Chandler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Chandler
ISBN: 019504276X 9780195042764 0195042778 9780195042771
OCLC Number: 13946448
Description: xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Thermodynamics, fundamentals --
Conditions for equilibrium and stability --
Statistical mechanics --
Non-interacting (ideal) systems --
Statistical mechanical theory of phase transitions --
Monte Carlo method in statistical mechanics --
Classical fluids --
Statistical mechanics of non-equilibrium systems.
Responsibility: David Chandler.
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Gives students an understanding of thermodynamics and the principles of equilibrium statistical mechanics. This work aims to introduce them to the topics of Monte Carlo sampling, renormalization  Read more...

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