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Statistical mechanics : fundamentals and model solutions

Author: T C Dorlas
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia, PA : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999.
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This textbook on equilibrium statistical mechanics sets out basic assumptions and emphasizes the importance of the thermodynamic limit and the role of convexity. The role of models for physical  Read more...

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Dorlas, T.C. (Teunis Christiaan), 1955-
Statistical mechanics.
Bristol ; Philadelphia, PA : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999
(OCoLC)644197155
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T C Dorlas
ISBN: 0750305398 9780750305396 0750305401 9780750305402
OCLC Number: 40762834
Description: xix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Thermodynamics --
1. The Zeroth Law --
2. The First Law --
3. Differentials --
4. The Second Law --
5. Thermal Engines and Refrigerators --
6. The Fundamental Equation --
7. Convexity --
8. Thermodynamic Potentials --
9. Phase Transitions --
10. Magnetism --
11. The Refrigerator and Liquefaction of Gases --
12. Examples of Phase Transitions --
13. Equations of State for Solids --
14. Applications in Chemistry --
15. Black-Body Radiation --
16. The Big Bang --
17. The Constitution of Stars --
pt. II. Fundamentals of Statistical Mechanics --
18. Quantum Mechanics --
19. Non-Interacting Localized Spins --
20. Large-Deviation Theory --
21. The Paramagnet Revisited --
22. Identical Localized Free Particles --
23. Quantum Gases --
24. Ensembles --
25. Existence of the Thermodynamic Limit --
26. Large Deviations for the Energy Density --
pt. III. Models in Statistical Mechanics --
27. A Simple Model for Rubber --
28. The Ising Model --
29. The Mean-Field Weiss-Ising Model --
30. The Mean-Field Lattice Gas --
31. Metals and the Electron Gas --
32. White-Dwarf Stars --
33. Phonons --
34. Boson Condensation and Liquid Helium --
35. Superconductivity --
App. A. Probability Theory --
App. B. Quantum Mechanics --
App. C. Convexity.
Responsibility: Teunis C. Dorlas.
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