Statistical physics : an entropic approach / Ian Ford.

"This undergraduate textbook provides students with a statistical mechanical foundation to the classical laws of thermodynamics through a comprehensive treatment of the basics of classical thermodynamics, equilibrium statistical mechanics, irreversible thermodynamics, and statistical mechanics...

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Main Author: Ford, Ian, 1962-
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
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520 |a "Focuses from the beginning on entropy as the important quantity and introduces it thoroughly in the context of classical thermodynamics"--  |c Provided by publisher. 
500 |a Includes index. 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a 1. Disorder or uncertainty? -- 2. Classical thermodynamics -- 3. Applications of classical thermodynamics -- 4. Core ideas of statistical thermodynamics -- 5. Statistical thermodynamics of a system of harmonic oscillators -- 6. The Boltzmann factor and the canonical partition function -- 7. The grand canonical ensemble and grand partition function -- 8. Statistical models of entropy -- 9. Statistical thermodynamics of the classical ideal gas -- 10. Quantum gases -- 11. Boson gas -- 12. Fermion gas -- 13. Photon gas -- 14. Statistical thermodynamics of interacting particles -- 15. Thermodynamics away from equilibrium -- 16. The dynamics of probability -- 17. Fluctuation relations -- 18. Final remarks. 
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