Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Statistical Physics (Second Revised and Enlarged Edition)

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Statistical physics is not a difficult subject, and I trust that this will not be found a difficult book. It contains much that a number of generations of Lancaster students have studiedwith me, as part of their physics honours degree work. The lecture course was of 20 hours’duration, and I have added comparatively little to the lecture syllabus. A prerequisite is that the reader should have a working knowledge of basic thermal physics (i.e. the laws of thermodynamics and their application to simple substances). The book Thermal Physics by Colin Finn in this series forms an ideal introduction.

Statistical physics has a thousand and one different ways of approaching the same basic results. I have chosen a rather down-to-earth and unsophisticated approach, without I hope totally obscuring the considerable interest of the fundamentals. This enables applications to be introduced at an early stage in the book.

1. Basic ideas
2. Distinguishable particles
3. Two examples
4. Gases: the density of states
5. Gases: the distributions
6. Maxwell–Boltzmann gases
7. Diatomic gases
8. Fermi–Dirac gases
9. Bose–Einstein gases
10. Entropy in other situations
11. Phase transitions
12. Two new ideas
13. Chemical thermodynamics
14. Dealing with interactions
15. Statistics under extreme conditions
Appendix A. Some elementary counting problems
Appendix B. Some problems with large numbers
Appendix C. Some useful integrals
Appendix D. Some useful constants
Appendix E. Exercises
Appendix F. Answers to exercises

Author Details
"Tony Guénault"
Emeritus Professor of Low Temperature Physics
Lancaster University, UK

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