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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics : An Introduction to Key Concepts / Jochen Rau
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
978-0-19-184430-0
(ABES)228882648
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jochen Rau
ISBN: 9780199595068 0199595062 9780199595075 0199595070
OCLC Number: 1057891594
Notes: Titre provenant des métadonnées fournies par l'éditeur.
Description: 1 volume (224 p.) ; 255 mm.
Contents: 1: Introduction1.1: The Challenge of Statistical Mechanics1.2: Classical Probability2: Quantum Theory2.1: Review of Basic Concepts2.2: Mixed States2.3: Composite Systems3: Constructing the State3.1: Information and Entropy3.2: Maximum Entropy Principle3.3: Thermodynamic Square3.4: Reproducible Processes and the Second Law3.5: Equilibrium and Temperature3.6: Fluctuations4: Simple Systems4.1: Harmonic Oscillator4.2: Rotor4.3: Spin in a Magnetic Field4.4: Paramagnet5: Thermodynamic Limit5.1: Homogeneity5.2: Stability5.3: Equivalence of Ensembles5.4: Four Laws6: Perfect Gas6.1: Generic Properties6.2: Continuum and Classical Limits6.3: Fermi Gas6.4: Bose--Einstein Condensation6.5: Photons6.6: Internal Dynamics6.7: Dilute Solution7: Processes and Responses7.1: Work and Heat7.2: Cycles, Barriers, and Reservoirs7.3: Potentials7.4: Equilibrium and Stability in the Presence of a Reservoir7.5: Coefficients8: Phase Transitions8.1: Coexistence of Phases8.2: First-Order Phase Transition8.3: Second-Order Phase Transition: Ising Model
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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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