This book explains the ideas and techniques of statistical mechanics-the theory of condensed matter-in a simple and progressive way. The text starts with the laws of thermodynamics and simple ideas of quantum mechanics. The conceptual ideas underlying the subject are explained carefully; the mathematical ideas are developed in parallel to give a coherent overall view. The text is illustrated with examples not just from solid state physics, but also from recent theories of radiation from black holes and recent data on the background radiation from the Cosmic background explorer.In this second edition, slightly more advanced material on statistical mechanics is introduced, material which students should meet in an undergraduate course. As a result the new edition contains three extra chapters on phase transitions at a level appropriate for an undergraduate student. There are plenty of problems at the end of each chapter, and brief model answers are provided for odd-numbered problems.
TAILLE DU FICHIER: 9,27 MB
DATE DE PUBLICATION: 1999-Oct-25
AUTEUR: Mariana Sanchez
NOM DE FICHIER: INTRODUCTORY STATISTICAL MECHANICS. Second Edition.pdf
This book explains the ideas and techniques of statistical mechanics--the theory of condensed matter--in a simple and progressive way. The text begins with the laws of thermodynamics and the basic ideas of quantum mechanics. The conceptual ideas are then developed carefully, and the mathematical techniques are developed in parallel to give a coherent overall view.
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