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Statistical mechanics.

Author: R K Pathria; Paul D Beale
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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Suitable for graduate physics courses in statistical mechanics, this title covers such topics as: Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases; Thermodynamics of the early universe; Computer  Read more...

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Pathria, R.K.
Statistical mechanics.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic, 2011
(DLC) 2010048955
(OCoLC)657600295
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R K Pathria; Paul D Beale
ISBN: 9780123821898 0123821894
OCLC Number: 726756643
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 718 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The statistical basis of thermodynamics --
Elements of the ensemble theory --
The canonical ensemble --
The grand canonical ensemble --
Formulation of quantum statistics --
The theory of simple gases --
Ideal Bose systems --
Ideal Fermi systems --
Thermodynamics of the early universe --
Statistical mechanics of interacting systems : the method of cluster expansions --
Statistical mechanics of interacting systems : the method of quantized fields --
Phase transitions : criticality, universality, and scaling --
Phase transitions : exact (or almost exact) results for models --
Phase transitions : the renormalization group approach --
Fluctuations and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics --
Computer simulations.

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