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Published: 01 October 2009

512 Pages | 250 b/w line illustrations, 35 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780199562091

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Concepts in Thermal Physics

Second Edition

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • Clear exposition and reader-friendly style.
  • Many helpful figures.
  • Lots of short, easily digestible chapters.
  • Modern, relevant examples involving exciting areas of physics
  • Mathematical ideas summarised in comprehensive appendices.

New to this Edition:

  • The second edition of this popular textbook maintains the structure and lively style of the first edition but extends its coverage of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to include several new topics, including osmosis, diffusion problems, Bayes theorem, radiative transfer, the Ising model and Monte Carlo methods. New examples and exercises have been added throughout.

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