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An introduction to statistical mechanics and thermodynamics

Author: Robert H Swendsen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Series: Oxford graduate texts
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents statistical mechanics and thermodynamics as a theoretically integrated field of study. It stresses deep coverage of fundamentals, providing a natural foundation for advanced  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Swendsen
ISBN: 9780199646944 0199646945
OCLC Number: 807080617
Description: xx, 401 p.
Contents: I ENTROPY; II INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS; III CLASSICAL STATISTICAL MECHANICS; IV QUANTUM STATISTICAL MECHANICS
Series Title: Oxford graduate texts
Responsibility: Robert H. Swendsen

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