By Terrell L. Hill
"A huge variety of workouts of a huge diversity of hassle make this publication much more useful…a sturdy addition to the literature on thermodynamics on the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine
Although written on an introductory point, this wide-ranging textual content presents broad assurance of issues of present curiosity in equilibrium statistical mechanics. certainly, sure conventional issues are given just a little condensed remedy to permit room for a survey of more moderen advances.
The e-book is split into 4 significant sections. Part I deals with the rules of quantum statistical mechanics and contains discussions of strength degrees, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and different issues. Part II examines platforms composed of self sufficient molecules or of different autonomous subsystems. issues variety from excellent monatomic fuel and monatomic crystals to polyatomic fuel and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An exam of structures of interacting molecules includes the 9 chapters in Part ailing, reviewing such topics as lattice records, imperfect gases and dilute liquid options. Part IV covers quantum information and contains sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, photon gasoline and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.
Each bankruptcy comprises difficulties various in trouble — starting from easy numerical workouts to small-scale "research" propositions. moreover, supplementary examining lists for every bankruptcy invite scholars to pursue the topic at a extra complicated point. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, user-friendly differential equations and undemanding quantum mechanics.
Because of the pliability of the bankruptcy preparations, this e-book particularly lends itself to take advantage of in a one-or two-semester graduate path in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate path in physics or an introductory direction in statistical mechanics.
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