The Principles of Statistical Mechanics


Author: Richard Chace Tolman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486638966
Category: Science
Page: 660
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This is the definitive treatise on the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. A concise exposition of classical statistical mechanics is followed by a thorough elucidation of quantum statistical mechanics: postulates, theorems, statistical ensembles, changes in quantum mechanical systems with time, and more. The final two chapters discuss applications of statistical mechanics to thermodynamic behavior. 1930 edition.

Principles of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics


Author: D. F. Lawden
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152243
Category: Science
Page: 176
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A thorough exploration of the universal principles of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, this volume takes an applications-oriented approach to a multitude of situations arising in physics and engineering. 1987 edition.

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics


Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486130908
Category: Science
Page: 544
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Four-part treatment covers principles of quantum statistical mechanics, systems composed of independent molecules or other independent subsystems, and systems of interacting molecules, concluding with a consideration of quantum statistics.

Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

A Deductive Treatment
Author: O. Penrose
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483156486
Category: Science
Page: 270
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International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 22: Foundations of Statistical Mechanics: A Deductive Treatment presents the main approaches to the basic problems of statistical mechanics. This book examines the theory that provides explicit recognition to the limitations on one's powers of observation. Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the main physical assumptions and their idealization in the form of postulates. This text then examines the consequences of these postulates that culminate in a derivation of the fundamental formula for calculating probabilities in terms of dynamic quantities. Other chapters provide a careful analysis of the significant notion of entropy, which shows the links between thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and also between communication theory and statistical mechanics. The final chapter deals with the thermodynamic concept of entropy. This book is intended to be suitable for students of theoretical physics. Probability theorists, statisticians, and philosophers will also find this book useful.

Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity


Author: J.H. Weiner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486161234
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
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Advanced, self-contained treatment illustrates general principles and elastic behavior of solids. Topics include thermoelastic behavior of crystalline and polymeric solids, interatomic force laws, behavior of solids, and thermally activated processes. 1983 edition.

Statistical Physics


Author: Gregory H. Wannier
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486156761
Category: Science
Page: 560
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Classic text combines thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory in one unified presentation. Topics include equilibrium statistics of special systems, kinetic theory, transport coefficients, and fluctuations. Problems with solutions. 1966 edition.

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics


Author: E. Atlee Jackson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149390
Category: Science
Page: 272
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Key features include an elementary introduction to probability, distribution functions, and uncertainty; a review of the concept and significance of energy; and various models of physical systems. 1968 edition.

Introductory Statistical Mechanics for Physicists


Author: D. K. C. MacDonald
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486453235
Category: Science
Page: 176
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This concise introduction is geared toward those concerned with solid state or low temperature physics. It presents the principles with simplicity and clarity, reviewing issues of critical interest. 1963 edition.

Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology


Author: Richard Chace Tolman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486653838
Category: Science
Page: 501
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Landmark study discusses Einstein's theory, extends thermodynamics to special and general relativity, and also develops the applications of relativistic mechanics and thermodynamics to cosmological models.

Statistical Mechanics

Principles and Selected Applications
Author: Terrell L. Hill
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486653900
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Standard text opens with clear, concise chapters on classical statistical mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics, and the relation of statistical mechanics to thermodynamics. Further topics cover fluctuations, the theory of imperfect gases and condensation, distribution functions and the liquid state, nearest neighbor (Ising) lattice statistics, and more.

The Variational Principles of Mechanics


Author: Cornelius Lanczos
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134709
Category: Science
Page: 464
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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.

Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics


Author: Aleksandr I?Akovlevich Khinchin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486601472
Category: Mathematics
Page: 179
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Phase space, ergodic problems, central limit theorem, dispersion and distribution of sum functions. Chapters include Geometry and Kinematics of the Phase Space; Ergodic Problem; Reduction to the Problem of the Theory of Probability; Application of the Central Limit Theorem; Ideal Monatomic Gas; The Foundation of Thermodynamics; and more.

Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics


Author: Ilya Prigogine
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486815552
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Groundbreaking monograph by Nobel Prize winner for researchers and graduate students covers Liouville equation, anharmonic solids, Brownian motion, weakly coupled gases, scattering theory and short-range forces, general kinetic equations, more. 1962 edition.

Lectures on Gas Theory


Author: Ludwig Boltzmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486152332
Category: Science
Page: 512
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A masterpiece of theoretical physics, this classic contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases. It combines rigorous mathematic analysis with a pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications.

Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers


Author: Stanley J. Farlow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134733
Category: Mathematics
Page: 414
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Practical text shows how to formulate and solve partial differential equations. Coverage of diffusion-type problems, hyperbolic-type problems, elliptic-type problems, numerical and approximate methods. Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.

The Conceptual Foundations of the Statistical Approach in Mechanics


Author: Paul Ehrenfest,Tatiana Ehrenfest
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486163148
Category: Science
Page: 128
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Classic 1912 article reformulated the foundations of the statistical approach in mechanics. Largely still valid, the treatment covers older formulation of statistico-mechanical investigations, modern formulation of kineto-statistics of the gas model, and more. 1959 edition.

Elementary Statistical Physics


Author: Charles Kittel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486138909
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Graduate-level text covers properties of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; the interrelated subjects of fluctuations, thermal noise, and Brownian movement; and the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. 1958 edition.

Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Liquids


Author: Denis J. Evans,Gary P. Morriss
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483260453
Category: Science
Page: 316
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Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Liquids deals with theoretical rheology. The book discusses nonlinear response of systems and outlines the statistical mechanical theory. In discussing the framework of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, the book explains the derivation of a nonequilibrium analogue of the Gibbsian basis for equilibrium statistical mechanics. The book reviews the linear irreversible thermodynamics, the Liouville equation, and the Irving-Kirkwood procedure. The text then explains the Green-Kubo relations used in linear transport coefficients, the linear response theory, the isothermal linear response theory, as well as the equivalence of thermostatted linear responses. The book also describes how thermostatted linear mechanical response of many-body systems can be related to equilibrium fluctuations. The text explains the procedure for calculating the linear Navier-Stokes transport coefficients through computer simulation algorithms. The book also discusses the van Kampen objection to linear response theory, the steady-state fluctuations, and the thermodynamics of steady states. The text will prove valuable for researchers in molecular chemistry, scientists, and academicians involved in advanced physics.

Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics

Second Edition
Author: Leonard K. Nash
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486449785
Category: Science
Page: 138
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Encompassing essentially all aspects of statistical mechanics that appear in undergraduate texts, this concise, elementary treatment shows how an atomic-molecular perspective yields new insights into macroscopic thermodynamics. 1974 edition.

States of Matter


Author: David L. Goodstein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486795519
Category: Science
Page: 512
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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics, this uniquely comprehensive overview provides a rigorous, integrated treatment of physical principles and techniques related to gases, liquids, solids, and their phase transitions. 1975 edition.