Statistical Physics, 2nd EditionISBN: 9780471915331
402 pages
January 1991

The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F.
Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E.
Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson
Statistical Physics Second Edition E. Mandl Electromagnetism Second
Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow
Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall
Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R.
Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A. C.
Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett
Statistical Physics, Second Edition develops a unified treatment of
statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, which emphasises the
statistical nature of the laws of thermodynamics and the atomic
nature of matter. Prominence is given to the Gibbs distribution,
leading to a simple treatment of quantum statistics and of chemical
reactions. Undergraduate students of physics and related sciences
will find this a stimulating account of the basic physics and its
applications. Only an elementary knowledge of kinetic theory and
atomic physics, as well as the rudiments of quantum theory, are
presupposed for an understanding of this book. Statistical Physics,
Second Edition features:
 A fully integrated treatment of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
 A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether.
 Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader.
 Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help student understanding. Hints for solving the problems are given in an Appendix.
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The First Law of Thermodynamics.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Paramagnetism.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics II.
Simple Thermodynamic Systems.
The Heat Capacity of Solids.
The Perfect Classical Gas.
Phase Equilibria.
The Prefect Quantal Gas.
BlackBody Radiation.
Systems With Variable Particle Numbers.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Paramagnetism.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics II.
Simple Thermodynamic Systems.
The Heat Capacity of Solids.
The Perfect Classical Gas.
Phase Equilibria.
The Prefect Quantal Gas.
BlackBody Radiation.
Systems With Variable Particle Numbers.
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Statistical Physics, Second Edition features:
 A fully integrated treatment of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
 A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether.
 Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader.
 Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help student understanding. Hints for solving the problems are given in an Appendix.
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