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Pathria, R. K.

Statistical mechanics / R.K. Pathria. - 2nd ed. - Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996. - 1 online resource (xiv, 529 pages) : illustrations

Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-522) and index.

Front Cover; Statistical Mechanics; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Historical Introduction; Chapter 1. The Statistical Basis of Thermodynamics; Chapter 2. Elements of Ensemble Theory; Chapter 3. The Canonical Ensemble; Chapter 4. The Grand Canonical Ensemble; Chapter 5. Formulation of Quantum Statistics; Chapter 6. The Theory of Simple Gases; Chapter 7. Ideal Bose Systems; Chapter 8. Ideal Fermi Systems; Chapter 9. Statistical Mechanics of Interacting Systems: The Method of Cluster Expansions.

'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 1972 and has continued to be popular ever since, has now been brought up-to-date by incorporating the remarkable developments in the field of 'phase transitions and critical phenomena' that took place over the intervening years. This has been done by adding three new chapters (comprising over 150 pages and.

9780080541716 0080541712 0750624698 9780750624695

017584940 Uk

Statistical mechanics.
M�ecanique statistique.
Statistical mechanics.

Statistical mechanics

Electronic books.
Electronic books.

QC174.8 / .P38 1996eb


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