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Fundamentals of statistical and thermal physics

Author: Frederick Reif
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : McGraw-Hill, [2008?], ©1965.
Series: McGraw-Hill series in fundamentals of physics. An undergraduate textbook program
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is devoted to a discussion of some of the basic physical concepts and methods useful in the description of situations involving systems which consist of very many particulars. It attempts, in particular, to introduce the reader to the disciplines of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory from a unified and modern point of view. The presentation emphasizes the essential unity of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Reif
ISBN: 9780070518001 0070518009
OCLC Number: 500374763
Notes: Originally published: New York : McGraw-Hill, [1965].
Description: x, 651 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to statistical methods --
Statistical description of systems of particles --
Statistical thermodynamics --
Macroscopic parameters and their measurement --
Simple applications of macroscopic thermodynamics --
Basic methods and results of statistical mechanics --
Simple applications of statistical mechanics --
Equilibrium between phases or chemical species --
Quantum statistics of ideal gases --
Systems of interacting particles --
Magnetism and low temperatures --
Elementary kinetic theory of transport processes --
Transport theory using the relaxation time approximation --
Near-exact formulation of transport theory --
Irreversible processes and fluctuations.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill series in fundamentals of physics. An undergraduate textbook program
Responsibility: F. Reif.

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Designed for the junior-senior thermodynamics course, this book attempts to introduce the reader to the disciplines of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory from a modern point of  Read more...

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