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Elements of Statistical Mechanics
With an Introduction to Quantum Field Theory and Numerical Simulation

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521143646

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  • This 2006 textbook provides a concise introduction to the key concepts and tools of statistical mechanics. It also covers advanced topics such as non-relativistic quantum field theory and numerical methods. After introducing classical analytical techniques, such as cluster expansion and Landau theory, the authors present important numerical methods with applications to magnetic systems, Lennard-Jones fluids and biophysics. Quantum statistical mechanics is discussed in detail and applied to Bose-Einstein condensation and topics in astrophysics and cosmology. In order to describe emergent phenomena in interacting quantum systems, canonical non-relativistic quantum field theory is introduced and then reformulated in terms of Feynman integrals. Combining the authors' many years' experience of teaching courses in this area, this textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, chemistry and mathematics.

    • Analytical and numerical techniques in one text, including sample codes and solved problems on the web at www.cambridge.org/9780521841986
    • Covers a wide range of applications including magnetic systems, turbulence astrophysics and biology
    • Contains a concise introduction to Markov processes and molecular dynamics
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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521143646
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of fundamental physical constraints
    1. The problem
    2. Statistical mechanics
    3. Variations of a theme
    4. Handling interactions
    5. Monte Carlo integration
    6. Numerical molecular dynamics
    7. Quantum statistical mechanics
    8. Astrophysics
    9. Non-relativistic quantum field theory
    10. Superfluidity
    11. Path integrals
    12. A second look
    13. Phase transitions and the renormalization group
    Index.

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    Elements of Statistical Mechanics

    Ivo Sachs, Siddhartha Sen, James Sexton

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    Ivo Sachs, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen

    Siddhartha Sen, Trinity College, Dublin

    James Sexton, Trinity College, Dublin

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