## 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**: Oliver Penrose

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486151867

**Category:**Science

**Page:**272

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Starting with primary physical assumptions and their idealization in the form of postulates, this text examines the consequences of these postulates, concluding with an analysis of entropy. Solutions. 1970 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## The Mathematical Principles of Quantum Mechanics

**Author**: Derek F. Lawden

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486442233

**Category:**Science

**Page:**280

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Focusing on the principles of quantum mechanics, this text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students introduces and resolves special physical problems with more than 100 exercises. 1967 edition.

## Problems in Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics

**Author**: Peter T. Landsberg

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486795047

**Category:**Science

**Page:**592

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Well respected, widely used volume presents problems and full solutions related to a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, statistical physics, statistical mechanics. Suitable for undergraduates and graduate students, self-study, reference. 1989 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.

## Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell

**Author**: Luca Peliti

**Publisher:**Princeton University Press

**ISBN:**0691145296

**Category:**Science

**Page:**398

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Statistical mechanics is one of the most exciting areas of physics today, and it also has applications to subjects as diverse as economics, social behavior, algorithmic theory, and evolutionary biology. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell offers the most concise, self-contained introduction to this rapidly developing field. Requiring only a background in elementary calculus and elementary mechanics, this book starts with the basics, introduces the most important developments in classical statistical mechanics over the last thirty years, and guides readers to the very threshold of today's cutting-edge research. Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell zeroes in on the most relevant and promising advances in the field, including the theory of phase transitions, generalized Brownian motion and stochastic dynamics, the methods underlying Monte Carlo simulations, complex systems--and much, much more. The essential resource on the subject, this book is the most up-to-date and accessible introduction available for graduate students and advanced undergraduates seeking a succinct primer on the core ideas of statistical mechanics. Provides the most concise, self-contained introduction to statistical mechanics Focuses on the most promising advances, not complicated calculations Requires only elementary calculus and elementary mechanics Guides readers from the basics to the threshold of modern research Highlights the broad scope of applications of statistical mechanics

## 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.

## 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.

## Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics

**Author**: David Chandler

**Publisher:**Oxford University Press, USA

**ISBN:**9780195042771

**Category:**Philosophy

**Page:**274

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"[This] book contains concise explanations of such fundamentals as the connection between measurements and ensemble averages, discussions of equilibrium fluctuations and stability criteria, and the utility of Legendre transforms. It also explores many of the traditional elementary applications of statistical mechanics. Most importantly, it treats the principles and basic methods of time correlation functions (including the fluctuation-dissipation theorem and the Langevin equation), renormalization group theory, Monte Carlo simulations, and liquid structure."--Back cover.

## The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory

**Author**: Werner Heisenberg

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486318419

**Category:**Science

**Page:**208

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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.

## Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics

**Author**: Max Planck

**Publisher:**Courier Corporation

**ISBN:**0486151565

**Category:**Science

**Page:**160

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Landmark lectures (1909) by Nobel Prize winner deal with application of quantum hypothesis to blackbody radiation, principle of least action, relativity theory, and more. 1915 edition.

## Statistical Mechanics for Beginners

*A Textbook for Undergraduates*

**Author**: Lucien Gilles Benguigui

**Publisher:**World Scientific Publishing Company

**ISBN:**9813100923

**Category:**Science

**Page:**180

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This textbook is for undergraduate students on a basic course in Statistical Mechanics. The prerequisite is thermodynamics. It begins with a study of three situations — the closed system and the systems in thermal contact with a reservoir — in order to formulate the important fundamentals: entropy from Boltzmann formula, partition function and grand partition function. Through the presentation of quantum statistics, Bose statistics and Fermi–Dirac statistics are established, including as a special case the classical situation of Maxell–Boltzmann statistics. A series of examples ensue it: the harmonic oscillator, the polymer chain, the two level system, bosons (photons, phonons, and the Bose–Einstein condensation) and fermions (electrons in metals and in semiconductors). A compact historical note on influential scientists forms the concluding chapter. The unique presentation starts off with the principles, elucidating the well-developed theory, and only thereafter the application of theory. Calculations on the main steps are detailed, leaving behind minimal gap. The author emphasizes with theory the link between the macroscopic world (thermodynamics) and the microscopic world.