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Statistical Physics

Volume 1 of Modern Classical Physics

Roger D. Blandford, Kip S. Thorne

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Physik, Astronomie

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A groundbreaking textbook on twenty-first-century statistical physics and its applications

Kip Thorne and Roger Blandford’s monumental Modern Classical Physics is now available in five stand-alone volumes that make ideal textbooks for individual graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on statistical physics; optics; elasticity and fluid dynamics; plasma physics; and relativity and cosmology. Each volume teaches the fundamental concepts, emphasizes modern, real-world applications, and gives students a physical and intuitive understanding of the subject.

Statistical Physics is an essential introduction that is different from others on the subject because of its unique approach, which is coordinate-independent and geometric; embraces and elucidates the close quantum-classical connection and the relativistic and Newtonian domains; and demonstrates the power of statistical techniques—particularly statistical mechanics—by presenting applications not only to the usual kinds of things, such as gases, liquids, solids, and magnetic materials, but also to a much wider range of phenomena, including black holes, the universe, information and communication, and signal processing amid noise.

  • Includes many exercise problems
  • Features color figures, suggestions for further reading, extensive cross-references, and a detailed index
  • Optional “Track 2” sections make this an ideal book for a one-quarter, half-semester, or full-semester course
  • An online illustration package is available to professors

The five volumes, which are available individually as paperbacks and ebooks, are Statistical Physics; Optics; Elasticity and Fluid Dynamics; Plasma Physics; and Relativity and Cosmology.

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Boson, Quantum state, Equation of state, Classical physics, Classical electromagnetism, Fokker–Planck equation, Van der Waals force, Microcanonical ensemble, Thermodynamics, Momentum, Particle number, Wormhole, Johnson–Nyquist noise, Quantum gravity, Classical mechanics, Probability distribution, Fluctuation-dissipation theorem, Bose–Einstein statistics, Equation of state (cosmology), Bose–Einstein condensate, Imaginary time, Graviton, Laws of thermodynamics, Coordinate system, Diffusion equation, Preferred frame, Free energy, Harmonic oscillator, Energy–momentum relation, Statistical mechanics, Real gas, Equivalence principle, Mass–energy equivalence, Resonance, Probability, Grand potential, Sackur–Tetrode equation, Kinetic theory of gases, Photon, Gravitational wave, Statistical physics, Langevin equation, Spectral density, Geometry, Intensive and extensive properties, Atomic clock, Density of states, Boltzmann equation, Special relativity, Phonon, Stress–energy tensor, Number density, Renormalization, Scattering, Fermion, Test particle, Grand canonical ensemble, Lorentz transformation, Theory of relativity, Temperature, Physicist, Baryon number, Hamiltonian mechanics, Neutron, Enthalpy, Renormalization group, Conservation law, Distribution function, Fermi–Dirac statistics, Chemical potential, Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution, Thermal equilibrium, Effective mass (solid-state physics), Second, Electron degeneracy pressure, Dirac delta function, Equipartition theorem, Debye model, Phase transition, Ideal gas, Plasma (physics), Van der Waals equation, Photon gas, Mean free path, Quantity, Physical law, Second law of thermodynamics, Newtonian fluid, Ergodic hypothesis, Quantum statistical mechanics, Thermodynamic equilibrium, Molecule, Phase space, Ergodicity, Exchange interaction, Minkowski space, Ising model, Classical limit, Quantum mechanics, Canonical ensemble