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Statistical mechanics : a set of lectures

Author: Richard P Feynman
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : W.A. Benjamin, ©1972.
Series: Frontiers in physics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feynman, Richard Phillips.
Statistical mechanics.
Reading, Mass., W.A. Benjamin [©1972]
(OCoLC)609864830
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman
ISBN: 0805325085 9780805325089 0805325093 9780805325096
OCLC Number: 550700
Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to statistical mechanics --
Density matrices --
Path integrals --
Classical system of N particles --
Order-disorder theory --
Creation and annihilation operators --
Spin waves --
Polaron problem --
Electron gas in a metal --
Superconductivity --
Superfluidity.
Series Title: Frontiers in physics.
Responsibility: R.P. Feynman ; notes taken by R. Kikuchi and H.A. Feiveson ; edited by Jacob Shaham.

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Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.

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