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Statistical physics and thermodynamics : an introduction to key concepts

Author: Jochen Rau
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena, from neutron stars to heat engines, or from chemical reactions to phase transitions. The pertinent laws are among the most universal ones of all laws of physics. Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jochen Rau
ISBN: 9780199595075 0199595070
OCLC Number: 1020171398
Description: 210 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Quantum theory --
Constructing the state --
Simple systems --
Thermodynamic limit --
Perfect gas --
Processes and responses --
Phase transitions
Responsibility: Jochen Rau

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Statistical physics and thermodynamics describe the behaviour of systems on the macroscopic scale. Their methods are applicable to a wide range of phenomena, from neutron stars to heat engines, or  Read more...

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Unlike authors who treat thermodynamics as a macroscopic study, Rau uses a ground-up approach, building an understanding of thermodynamic laws from microscopic statistics. He does this much more Read more...

 
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