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The Principles of Statistical Mechanics

The Principles of Statistical Mechanics Author Richard Chace Tolman
ISBN-10 0486638960
Release 1938
Pages 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.

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics Author Terrell L. Hill
ISBN-10 9780486130903
Release 2012-06-08
Pages 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.

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Author E. Atlee Jackson
ISBN-10 9780486149394
Release 2012-11-21
Pages 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.

Statistical Physics

Statistical Physics Author Gregory H. Wannier
ISBN-10 9780486156767
Release 2012-08-09
Pages 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.

Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity

Statistical Mechanics of Elasticity Author J.H. Weiner
ISBN-10 9780486161235
Release 2012-02-10
Pages 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 Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics Author Terrell L. Hill
ISBN-10 9780486653907
Release 1956
Pages 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.

Relativity Thermodynamics and Cosmology

Relativity  Thermodynamics  and Cosmology Author Richard Chace Tolman
ISBN-10 9780486653839
Release 1987
Pages 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.

Non Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Non Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Author Ilya Prigogine
ISBN-10 9780486815558
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 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.

Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Foundations of Statistical Mechanics Author O. Penrose
ISBN-10 9781483156484
Release 2016-09-21
Pages 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 Theory and Molecular Simulation

Statistical Mechanics  Theory and Molecular Simulation Author Mark Tuckerman
ISBN-10 0191523461
Release 2010-02-11
Pages 720
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Complex systems that bridge the traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science can be studied at an unprecedented level of detail using increasingly sophisticated theoretical methodology and high-speed computers. The aim of this book is to prepare burgeoning users and developers to become active participants in this exciting and rapidly advancing research area by uniting for the first time, in one monograph, the basic concepts of equilibrium and time-dependent statistical mechanics with the modern techniques used to solve the complex problems that arise in real-world applications. The book contains a detailed review of classical and quantum mechanics, in-depth discussions of the most commonly used ensembles simultaneously with modern computational techniques such as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, and important topics including free-energy calculations, linear-response theory, harmonic baths and the generalized Langevin equation, critical phenomena, and advanced conformational sampling methods. Burgeoning users and developers are thus provided firm grounding to become active participants in this exciting and rapidly advancing research area, while experienced practitioners will find the book to be a useful reference tool for the field.

Lectures on Gas Theory

Lectures on Gas Theory Author Ludwig Boltzmann
ISBN-10 9780486152332
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 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.

Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics

Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics Author David Chandler
ISBN-10 0195042778
Release 1987
Pages 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 Conceptual Foundations of the Statistical Approach in Mechanics

The Conceptual Foundations of the Statistical Approach in Mechanics Author Paul Ehrenfest
ISBN-10 9780486163147
Release 2014-11-12
Pages 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.

Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Mechanics Author Aleksandr I?Akovlevich Khinchin
ISBN-10 0486601471
Release 1949
Pages 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.

An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Author Robert H. Swendsen
ISBN-10 9780199646944
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 401
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This text presents statistical mechanics and thermodynamics as a theoretically integrated field of study. It stresses deep coverage of fundamentals, providing a natural foundation for advanced topics. The large problem sets (with solutions for teachers) include many computational problems to advance student understanding.

Elementary Statistical Physics

Elementary Statistical Physics Author Charles Kittel
ISBN-10 9780486138909
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 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.

Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics

Elements of Statistical Thermodynamics Author Leonard K. Nash
ISBN-10 9780486449784
Release 2006-01-19
Pages 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.