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496 Pages | 28 b/w line illustrations

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198853237


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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Second Edition

Robert H. Swendsen

Oxford Graduate Texts

  • Complete guide to the derivation of thermodynamic identities using Jacobians to simplify the process
  • Most books on thermodynamics are written for engineers or chemists; this book is written for physicists
  • Use of computer similuations, an element not used often in past thermodynamics texts, is explored due to its importance in today's world
  • Theoretical integration of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics

New to this Edition:

  • Several chapters have been expanded and new ones added in order to incorporate the latest developments in the field
  • Massieu functions {Legendre transforms of the entropy) have been introduced to enable a consistent discussion of negative temperatures
  • A new numerical method for calculating the properties of a Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac gases has been added
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