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Statistical physics

Author: Gregory H Wannier
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1987, ©1966.
Series: Dover books on physics and chemistry.
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This classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in a single unified presentation of thermal physics. The three-part treatment covers the principles of statistical thermodynamics, equilibrium statistics of special systems, and kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Numerous problems with solutions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory H Wannier
ISBN: 048665401X 9780486654010
OCLC Number: 15520414
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1966.
Description: xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Principles of statistical thermodynamics. The first law of thermodynamics --
Elementary statistical methods in physics --
Statistical counting in mechanics --
The Gibbs-Boltzmann distribution law --
Statistical justification of the Second Law --
Older ways to the Second Law --
Thermodynamic exploitation of the Second Law; mass transfer problems --
The grand ensemble; classical statistics of independent particles --
Quantum statistics of independent particles --
pt. II. Equilibrium statics of special systems. Thermal properties of electromagnetic radiation --
Statistics of the perfect molecular gas --
The problem of the imperfect gas --
Thermal properties of crystals --
Statistics of conduction electrons in solids --
Statistics of magnetism --
Mathematical analysis of the Ising model --
Theory of dilute solutions --
pt. III. Kinetic theory, transport coefficients and fluctuations. Kinetic justification of equilibrium statistics; Boltzmann transport equation --
Transport properties of gases --
Kinetics of charge carriers in solids and liquids --
Kinetics of charge carriers in gases --
Fluctuations and Brownian motion --
Connection between transport coefficients and equilibrium statistics.
Series Title: Dover books on physics and chemistry.
Responsibility: Gregory H. Wannier.
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This classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in a single unified presentation of thermal physics. The three-part treatment covers the principles of statistical thermodynamics, equilibrium statistics of special systems, and kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Numerous problems with solutions.

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