By B. Widom
Statistical mechanics is the theoretical gear used to check the houses of macroscopic platforms - platforms made from many atoms or molecules - and relates these houses to the system's microscopic structure. This e-book is an advent to statistical mechanics, meant for use both through complicated undergraduates or by way of starting graduate scholars. the 1st bankruptcy offers with statistical thermodynamics and goals to quick derive the main prevalent formulation within the topic. the rest of the publication then illustrates the appliance of those formulation in conventional parts resembling the proper fuel and not more conventional components akin to the quantum perfect gasoline. hugely illustrated with various routines and labored options, it presents a concise treatise of statistical mechanics perfect to be used on an 8-12 lecture direction.
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