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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Gregory H Wannier |

ISBN: | 048665401X 9780486654010 |

OCLC Number: | 15520414 |

Notes: | Reprint. Originally published: New York : Wiley, 1966. Includes index. |

Description: | xii, 532 p. : ill. ; 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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### Abstract:

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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