By Terrell L. Hill
"Excellent … a great addition to the literature at the subject." — Science
Before the ebook of this common, oft-cited booklet, there have been few if any statistical-mechanics texts that included studies of either basic rules and up to date advancements within the field.
In this quantity, Professor Hill deals simply this type of twin presentation — an invaluable account of simple idea and of its functions, made obtainable in a accomplished layout. The e-book opens with concise, strangely transparent introductory chapters on classical statistical mechanics, quantum statistical mechanics and the relation of statistical mechanics to thermodynamics. Then follows a wide-ranging, unique exam of varied purposes. bankruptcy four offers with fluctuations. The 5th bankruptcy treats the idea of imperfect gases and condensation, principally following Mayer's conception but in addition giving a few new, replacement derivations and discussing within the ultimate part Yang and Lee's idea. The 6th bankruptcy is dedicated to a dialogue of distribution features and the idea of the liquid country. bankruptcy 7 bargains with nearest-neighbor (Ising) lattice facts, whereas the final bankruptcy discusses free-volume and gap theories of beverages and solids.
Written essentially for graduate scholars and researchers in chemistry, physics and biology who have already got a few acquaintance with statistical mechanics, the booklet lends itself to take advantage of as a textual content for a moment path in statistical mechanics, as a complement to a primary path or for self-study or reference. the extent is neither introductory nor hugely subtle; the writer has regularly emphasised fabric that's not on hand in different books. moreover, chosen bibliographic references on the finish of every bankruptcy recommend supplementary reading.
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Statistical Mechanics: Principles and Selected Applications (Dover Books on Physics) by Terrell L. Hill