Statistical and Thermal Physics
Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik
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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Physik, Astronomie
A completely revised edition that combines a comprehensive coverage of statistical and thermal physics with enhanced computational tools, accessibility, and active learning activities to meet the needs of today's students and educators
This revised and expanded edition of Statistical and Thermal Physics introduces students to the essential ideas and techniques used in many areas of contemporary physics. Ready-to-run programs help make the many abstract concepts concrete. The text requires only a background in introductory mechanics and some basic ideas of quantum theory, discussing material typically found in undergraduate texts as well as topics such as fluids, critical phenomena, and computational techniques, which serve as a natural bridge to graduate study.
- Completely revised to be more accessible to students
- Encourages active reading with guided problems tied to the text
- Integrates Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations and other numerical techniques
- Self-contained introductions to thermodynamics and probability, including Bayes' theorem
- A fuller discussion of magnetism and the Ising model than other undergraduate texts
- Treats ideal classical and quantum gases within a uniform framework
- Features a new chapter on transport coefficients and linear response theory
- Draws on findings from contemporary research
- Solutions manual (available only to instructors)
Equilibrium thermodynamics, Dirac equation, Thermodynamic limit, Ensemble average (statistical mechanics), Fermi–Dirac statistics, Monatomic gas, Thermodynamic equilibrium, First law of thermodynamics, Statistical physics, Quantity, Test particle, Thermal equilibrium, Reversible process (thermodynamics), Bose–Einstein statistics, Thermal physics, Kinetic theory of gases, Harmonic oscillator, Fermi energy, Quantum field theory, Thermodynamic potential, Thermal contact, Fermi surface, Isothermal process, Thermodynamic state, Chemical physics, Chemical potential, Correlation function (quantum field theory), Molecular vibration, Probability, Thermal conductivity, Boltzmann equation, Classical mechanics, Ising model, Heisenberg model (quantum), Quantum electrodynamics, Statistical mechanics, Neutrino, Microstate (statistical mechanics), Boltzmann distribution, Superfluidity, Laws of thermodynamics, Effective mass (solid-state physics), Perturbation theory (quantum mechanics), Spin–statistics theorem, Thermodynamic system, Third law of thermodynamics, Einstein relation (kinetic theory), Partition function (statistical mechanics), Thermodynamics, Entropy of mixing, Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution, Fermi gas, Fermion, Relativistic quantum mechanics, Einstein solid, Thermodynamic process, Phase transition, Classical electromagnetism, Equation of state, Mass–energy equivalence, Physics beyond the Standard Model, Critical point (thermodynamics), Magnetization, Magnetic susceptibility, Ideal gas, Inversion temperature, Theoretical physics, Thermodynamic cycle, Plasma (physics), Physics, Antiferromagnetism, Thermodynamic temperature, Atomic theory, Density of states, Equation of state (cosmology), Entropy, Temperature, Enthalpy of fusion, Diffusion equation, Thermal de Broglie wavelength, Superconductivity, Enthalpy of vaporization, Fundamental thermodynamic relation, Heat capacity, Quantum harmonic oscillator, Second law of thermodynamics, Quantum mechanics, Units of energy