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Statistical Mechanics
From First Principles to Macroscopic Phenomena

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  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521825757

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  • Based on the author's graduate course taught over many years in several physics departments, this 2006 book takes a 'reductionist' view of statistical mechanics, while describing the main ideas and methods underlying its applications. It implicitly assumes that the physics of complex systems as observed is connected to fundamental physical laws represented at the molecular level by Newtonian mechanics or quantum mechanics. Organised into three parts, the first section describes the fundamental principles of equilibrium statistical mechanics. The next section describes applications to phases of increasing density and order: gases, liquids and solids; it also treats phase transitions. The final section deals with dynamics, including a careful account of hydrodynamic theories and linear response theory. This textbook is suitable for a one year graduate course in statistical mechanics for physicists, chemists and chemical engineers. Problems are included following each chapter, with solutions to selected problems provided.

    • Presents statistical mechanics as a tool to connect macroscopic physics, including thermodynamics, to the fundamental laws of physics
    • Extensive end of chapter problems illustrate key concepts, selected solutions are provided
    • Thorough treatment of the connection of large-scale dynamical theories to first principles
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    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521825757
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 182 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.744kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 50 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Foundations of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics:
    1. Classical distribution function
    2. Quantum mechanical density matrix
    3. Thermodynamics from statistical physics
    4. The semiclassical limit
    Part II. States of Matter in Equilibrium Statistical Physics:
    5. Perfect gases
    6. Imperfect gases
    7. Classical liquids
    8. Quantum liquids and magnetic systems
    9. Phase transitions, static properties
    Part III. Dynamics:
    10. Hydrodynamics and related continuum theories
    11. Stochastic models and dynamics of critical phenomena
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    J. Woods Halley, University of Minnesota
    J. Woods Halley is Professor of Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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