By Terrell L. Hill
"A huge variety of routines of a huge diversity of hassle make this publication much more useful…a sturdy addition to the literature on thermodynamics on the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine
Although written on an introductory point, this wide-ranging textual content offers huge insurance of themes of present curiosity in equilibrium statistical mechanics. certainly, definite conventional themes are given a bit of condensed therapy to permit room for a survey of newer advances.
The e-book is split into 4 significant sections. Part I deals with the rules of quantum statistical mechanics and contains discussions of power degrees, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and different themes. Part II examines structures composed of autonomous molecules or of different self sustaining subsystems. subject matters variety from excellent monatomic fuel and monatomic crystals to polyatomic fuel and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An exam of structures of interacting molecules contains the 9 chapters in Part ailing, reviewing such topics as lattice records, imperfect gases and dilute liquid recommendations. Part IV covers quantum records and contains sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein facts, photon gasoline and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.
Each bankruptcy comprises difficulties various in trouble — starting from uncomplicated numerical routines to small-scale "research" propositions. moreover, supplementary analyzing lists for every bankruptcy invite scholars to pursue the topic at a extra complex point. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, straightforward differential equations and undemanding quantum mechanics.
Because of the pliability of the bankruptcy preparations, this ebook specially lends itself to take advantage of in a one-or two-semester graduate direction in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate path in physics or an introductory path in statistical mechanics.
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An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (Dover Books on Physics) by Terrell L. Hill