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Statistical physics. Volume 5 of Course of theoretical physics. Part 1

Author: L D Landau; E M Lifshitz; L P Pitaevskii; J B Sykes; M J Kearsley
Publisher: Oxford, England : Pergamon Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third edition, revised and enlarged
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Course of Theoretical Physics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Landau, L.D.
Course of Theoretical Physics.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L D Landau; E M Lifshitz; L P Pitaevskii; J B Sykes; M J Kearsley
ISBN: 9781483103372 1483103374
OCLC Number: 891395899
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (563 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover image; Title page; Table of Contents; Other Titles in the Course of Theoretical Physics; Copyright; PREFACE TO THE THIRD RUSSIAN EDITION; FROM THE PREFACES TO PREVIOUS RUSSIAN EDITIONS; NOTATION; Chapter 1: THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICAL PHYSICS; Publisher Summary; 1. Statistical distributions; 2. Statistical independence; 3. Liouville's theorem; 4. The significance of energy; 5. The statistical matrix; 6. Statistical distributions in quantum statistics; 7. Entropy; 8. The law of increase of entropy; Chapter 2: THERMODYNAMIC QUANTITIES; Publisher Summary. 9. Temperature 10. Macroscopic motion; 11. Adiabatic processes; 12. Pressure; 13. Work and quantity of heat; 14. The heat function; 15. The free energy and the thermodynamic potential; 16. Relations between the derivatives of thermodynamic quantities; 17. The thermodynamic scale of temperature; 18. The Joule-Thomson process; 19. Maximum work; 20. Maximum work done by a body in an external medium; 21. Thermodynamic inequalities; 22. Le Chatelier's principle; 23. Nernst's theorem; 24. The dependence of the thermodynamic quantities on the number of particles. 36. The derivation of the thermodynamic relations from the Gibbs distributionChapter 4: IDEAL GASES; Publisher Summary; 37. The Boltzmann distribution; 38. The Boltzmann distribution in classical statistics; 39. Molecular collisions; 40. Ideal gases not in equilibrium; 41. The free energy of an ideal Boltzmann gas; 42. The equation of state of an ideal gas; 43. Ideal gases with constant specific heat; 44. The law of equipartition; 45. Monatomic ideal gases; 46. Monatomic gases. The effect of the electronic angular momentum. 47. Diatomic gases with molecules of unlike atoms. Rotation of molecules 48. Diatomic gases with molecules of like atoms. Rotation of molecules; 49. Diatomic gases. Vibrations of atoms; 50. Diatomic gases. The effect of the electronic angular momentum; 51. Polyatomic gases; 52. Magnetism of gases; Chapter 5: THE FERMI AND BOSE DISTRIBUTIONS; Publisher Summary; 53. The Fermi distribution; 54. The Bose distribution; 55. Fermi and Bose gases not in equilibrium; 56. Fermi and Bose gases of elementary particles; 57. A degenerate electron gas.
Responsibility: by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz, Institute of Physical Problems, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences ; translated from the Russian by J.B. Sykes and M.J. Kearsley.

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