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Principles of statistical physics and numerical modeling

Author: Valeriy A Ryabov; Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
Publisher: Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2018]
Series: IOP (Series)., Release 5.; IOP expanding physics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique text provides an introduction to classical statistical mechanics, using molecular dynamic simulations to teach and explore the subject. Illustrated by numerous figures and animations the book will be useful for students and professionals wishing to receive a contemporary understanding of statistical physics and use the methods in their research.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valeriy A Ryabov; Institute of Physics (Great Britain),
ISBN: 9780750313414 0750313412 9780750313438 0750313439
OCLC Number: 1052762639
Notes: "Version: 20180801"--Title page verso.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on September 10, 2018).
Target Audience: Graduate students and researchers in physics and mathematics.
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (various pagings)) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader.
Contents: 1. Phase space --
2. Evolution of the phase space distribution function --
3. Equilibrium distributions --
4. Ensemble of free particles --
5. Ensemble of interacting particles --
6. Temperature --
7. Pressure, stress and tension --
8. Entropy --
9. Gibbs distribution --
10. Isothermal ensemble --
11. Free energy --
12. Grand canonical ensemble --
13. Isobaric ensembles --
14. Thermodynamic potentials --
15. Finite ensembles and thermodynamics --
16. Equation-of-state for a non-ideal gas --
17. Processes in an ideal gas --
18. Processes in a non-ideal gas --
19. Reaction coordinate --
20. Structural phase transitions --
21. Phase transitions with change of aggregate state --
22. Phase transitions in the Ising model --
Appendix A. Details of the calculation algorithms --
Appendix B. Solutions.
Series Title: IOP (Series)., Release 5.; IOP expanding physics.
Responsibility: Valeriy A. Ryabov.

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This unique text provides an introduction to classical statistical mechanics, using molecular dynamic simulations to teach and explore the subject. Illustrated by numerous figures and animations the book will be useful for students and professionals wishing to receive a contemporary understanding of statistical physics and use the methods in their research.

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