2 edition of **Concepts in statistical mechanics.** found in the catalog.

Concepts in statistical mechanics.

Arthur Hobson

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- 38 Currently reading

Published
**1971**
by Gordon and Breach in New York
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Written in English

- Statistical mechanics

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LC Classifications | QC175 H59 |

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Pagination | 172p. |

Number of Pages | 172 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL18198344M |

Concepts: Statistical Mechanics. Statistical mechanics begins as an effort to explain the macroscopic laws of thermodynamics by considering the microscopic application of Newton's laws to the particles that a material is made of. Statistical mechanics averages properties of particles to find the properties of the material they form. For example. B Quantum Statistical Mechanics The primary text book for this course is Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers by D.A.B. Miller. I have learned a great deal by poring over Miller’s book. But where I feel the book to be incomplete, I supplement them with my lecture notes. I try to.

When pared back to its underlying concepts and built from the ground up, statistical mechanics takes on a charm of its own, and sheds light on all manner of physical phenomena. This book presents a straightforward introduction to the key concepts in statistical mechanics, following the popular style of the author's highly successful textbook. The more math I read, the more I see concepts from statistical mechanics popping up -- all over the place in combinatorics and dynamical systems, but also in geometric situations. So naturally I've been trying to get a grasp on statistical mechanics for a while, but I haven't been very successful.

State University. Although they are more terse than a typical text book, they do cover all the material used in PHY The notes presume a familiarity with basic undergraduate concepts in statistical mechanics, and with some basic concepts from ﬁrst-year graduate quantum, such as harmonic oscillators and raising and lowering operators. Statistical Mechanics discusses the fundamental concepts involved in understanding the physical properties of matter in bulk on the basis of the dynamical behavior of its microscopic constituents. The book emphasizes the equilibrium states of physical systems.

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The author emphasises the relation between microscopic reversibility and macroscopic irreversibility, explaining fundamental concepts in detail. The completely revised new edition of the classical book on Statistical Mechanics covers the basic concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics.

In addition to a deductive approach to equilibrium statistics and thermodynamics based on a single hypothesis - the form of the microcanonical density matrix - this book treats the Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Physics: Special Relativity, Quantum and Statistical Physics (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics) - Kindle edition by Becchi, Carlo Maria, D'Elia, Massimo.

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book Mechanics, Classical Statistical Mechanics, Helmholtz Free Energy, The Ensembles, Microscopic Distributions and Quantum Statistics, Thermodynamics, Etcetera.

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His approach is both logical and systematic -- and is timely with the advent of the quantum information era." 5/5(1). Statistical Mechanics 3rd Edition by R K Pathria, Paul D.

Beale; One may also get interest into the book - 6. Introduction to Modern Statistical Mechanics 1st Edition by David Chandler. The approach of this book to the subject is very different than the above mentioned books.

Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Processes: Basic Concepts, Kinetic Theory. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN Zubarev, D. N.; Morozov V.; Ropke G. Statistical Mechanics of Nonequilibrium Processes: Relaxation and Hydrodynamic Processes. John Wiley & Sons.

ISBN Quantum statistical mechanics. Here is my list. This is no way exhaustive. But should be enough for a graduate level course. R K Pathria, Statistical Mechanics, Second Edition, Butterworth -Heinemann ().

A popular book. Starts with a beautiful historical account of the subj. tistical mechanics (which was founded by Boltzmann and Gibbs, and is concerned with the statistical behaviour of the underlying microstates of the system).

Students often ﬁnd these topics hard, and this problem is not helped by a lack of familiarity with basic concepts in mathematics, particularly in probability and statistics.

The book by Callen also draws heavily on the work by Edwin Jaynes on the relation-ship between statistical physics and information theory as pioneered by Claude Shan-non. Although somehow debated, this link shows once again that statistical physics is more than statistical mechanics.

Information theory provides very helpful insight into. Statistical mechanics, one of the pillars of modern physics, describes how macroscopic observations (such as temperature and pressure) are related to microscopic parameters that fluctuate around an connects thermodynamic quantities (such as heat capacity) to microscopic behavior, whereas, in classical thermodynamics, the only available option would.

Concepts and Methods in Modern Theoretical Chemistry: Statistical Mechanics, the second book in a two-volume set, focuses on the dynamics of systems and phenomena. A new addition to the series Atoms, Molecules, and Clusters, this book offers chapters written by experts in their fields.

It enables readers to learn how concepts from ab initio quantum. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery.

Abstract. The objectives of Physical Chemistry: Concepts and Theory are presented. The book is organized in accordance with the mathematics used: continuum for thermodynamics; discrete for quantum theory; statistics and probabilities for statistical mechanics; and the mathematics for potential-driven changes at short and long times for kinetics.

Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter.

This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions/5(3). Concepts in statistical mechanics Hardcover – January 1, by Art Hobson (Author) › Visit Amazon's Art Hobson Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 'This is an excellent book from which to learn the methods and results of statistical mechanics.' Nature 'A well written graduate-level text for scientists and engineers Highly recommended for graduate-level libraries.' Choice This highly successful text, which first appeared in the year and has continued to be popular ever since, has now been brought up-to-date by incorporating /5(2).

This book offers an introduction to key concepts in statistical mechanics, following the popular style of the author’s highly successful textbook Explorations in Mathematical Physics.

Offering a conceptual approach to the subject matter, it presents a Brand: Springer International Publishing. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hobson, Art, Concepts in statistical mechanics.

New York, Gordon and Breach [] (OCoLC). Problems on Statistical Mechanics provides over problems with model solutions, illustrating both basic principles and applications that range from solid-state physics to cosmology.

An introductory chapter provides a summary of the basic concepts and results that are needed to tackle the problems, and also serves to establish the notation 4/5(3).Here we recite the basics of probability theory.3) The glaring absense of good discussion on spin systems (such as Ising magnets) and critical phenomena.

These are VERY important topics in modern statistical mechanics. I would recommend the following if you want to find good books on statistical mechanics: 1) If you want one comprehensive volume, use Linda Reichl's s: