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Published: 04 May 2012

504 Pages | 26 B/W line illustrations

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199646944

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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Robert H. Swendsen

  • Theoretical integration of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Foundation of the concept of entropy in Boltzmann's 1877 definition
  • Extensive problem sets (with solutions) emphasizing computation
  • Self-contained mathematical coverage, particularly the probability theory needed for statistical mechanics
  • In-depth coverage of thermodynamics including the use of Jacobians for deriving thermodynamic identities
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