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Thermal physics

Author: Ralph Baierlein
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Requiring only an elementary knowledge of classical mechanics and some rudimentary ideas from quantum theory, this textbook provides a clear, instructive and highly readable introduction to thermal physics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Baierlein
ISBN: 0521590825 9780521590822 0521658381 9780521658386
OCLC Number: 39633743
Description: xiii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Background --
2. Second Law of Thermodynamics --
3. Entropy and Efficiency --
4. Entropy in Quantum Theory --
5. Canonical Probability Distribution --
6. Photons and Phonons --
7. Chemical Potential --
8. Quantum Ideal Gas --
9. Fermions and Bosons at Low Temperature --
10. Free Energies --
11. Chemical Equilibrium --
12. Phase Equilibrium --
13. Classical Limit --
14. Approaching Zero --
15. Transport Processes --
16. Critical Phenomena --
App. A. Physical and Mathematical Data --
App. B. Examples of Estimating Occupation Numbers --
App. C. Framework of Probability Theory --
App. D. Qualitative Perspectives on the van der Waals Equation.
Responsibility: Ralph Baierlein.
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Requiring only an elementary knowledge of classical mechanics and some rudimentary ideas from quantum theory, this textbook provides a clear, instructive and highly readable introduction to thermal physics.

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