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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Table of Contents:
  • 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.