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Elements of statistical mechanics : with an introduction to quantum field theory and numerical simulation

Author: I Sachs; Siddhartha Sen; James Christopher Sexton
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2006.
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A concise introduction to key concepts and tools of modern statistical mechanics. Self-contained, it combines analytical and numerical techniques, and presents a diverse range of applications. Built on many years' teaching experience, this textbook is ideal for advanced students across the physical sciences.
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Sachs, I.
Elements of statistical mechanics.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006297048
(OCoLC)61702416
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I Sachs; Siddhartha Sen; James Christopher Sexton
ISBN: 0511168160 9780511168161 9780511648250 0511648251 9780511755620 0511755627 9780511166570 0511166575
OCLC Number: 130851456
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Fundamental physical constants; 1 The problem; 2 Statistical mechanics; 3 Variations of a theme; 4 Handling interactions; 5 Monte Carlo integration; 6 Numerical molecular dynamics; 7 Quantum statistical mechanics; 8 Astrophysics; 9 Non-relativistic quantum field theory; 10 Superfluidity; 11 Path integrals; 12 A second look; 13 Phase transitions and the renormalization group; Index.
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