By Terrell L. Hill
"A huge variety of routines of a large diversity of trouble make this ebook much more useful…a solid addition to the literature on thermodynamics on the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine
Although written on an introductory point, this wide-ranging textual content offers wide assurance of issues of present curiosity in equilibrium statistical mechanics. certainly, sure conventional issues are given a little condensed therapy to permit room for a survey of more moderen advances.
The ebook is split into 4 significant sections. Part I deals with the foundations of quantum statistical mechanics and comprises discussions of power degrees, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and different issues. Part II examines platforms composed of self sustaining molecules or of alternative self sufficient subsystems. issues diversity from perfect monatomic gasoline and monatomic crystals to polyatomic fuel and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An exam of platforms of interacting molecules includes the 9 chapters in Part sick, reviewing such topics as lattice information, imperfect gases and dilute liquid suggestions. Part IV covers quantum statistics and contains sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein records, photon gasoline and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.
Each bankruptcy comprises difficulties various in trouble — starting from easy numerical workouts to small-scale "research" propositions. moreover, supplementary examining lists for every bankruptcy invite scholars to pursue the topic at a extra complicated point. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, effortless differential equations and straight forward quantum mechanics.
Because of the flexibleness of the bankruptcy preparations, this e-book in particular lends itself to take advantage of in a one-or two-semester graduate path in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate path in physics or an introductory path in statistical mechanics.
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