Statistical mechanics : a survival guide

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Statistical mechanics : a survival guide

A.M. Glazer and J.S. Wark

Oxford University Press, 2001

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]) and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

Statistical mechanics is the science of predicting the observable properties of a multiple bodied system by studying the statistics of the behaviour of its individual constituents, whether they are atoms, molecules, photons, etc. It provides the link between macroscopic and microscopic states, and as such has the potential to be one of the most satisfying parts of an undergraduate science course - linking in an elegant manner the quantum world with everyday observations of systems containing large numbers of particles. This excellent text is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the subject of statistical mechanics at a level suitable for students who meet the subject for the first time. The treatment given here is designed to give the student a feeling for the topic of statistical mechanics without being held back by the need to understand complex mathematics. The text is concise and concentrates on the understanding of fundamental aspects. Numerous questions with worked solutions are given throughout.

目次

  • Preface
  • 1. Back to basics
  • 2. The statistics of distinguishable particles
  • 3. Paramagnets and oscillators
  • 4. Indistinguishable particles and monatomic ideal gases
  • 5. Diatomic ideal gases
  • 6. Quantum statistics
  • 7. Electrons in metals
  • 8. Photons and phonons
  • 9. Bose-Einstein condensation
  • 10. Ensembles
  • 11. The end is in sight
  • Appendix A: Worked Answers
  • Appendix B: Useful Integrals
  • Appendix C: Physical Constants
  • Appendix D: Bibliography
  • Index

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA53348818
  • ISBN
    • 0198508158
    • 9780198508168
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Oxford
  • ページ数/冊数
    xiii, 142 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
  • 件名
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