Statistical Thermodynamics

Statistical Thermodynamics

Paperback Dover Books on Physics

By (author) Erwin Schrodinger

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 95 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 198mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 2 August 1990
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486661016
  • ISBN 13: 9780486661018
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 246,634

Product description

Nobel laureate's brilliant attempt to develop a simple, unified standard method of dealing with all cases of statistical thermodynamics -- classical, quantum, Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, and more.The work also includes discussions of Nernst theorem, Planck's oscillator, fluctuations, the "n"-particle problem, problem of radiation, and much more.

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Table of contents

I. General introduction II. The method of the most probable distribution III. Discussion of the Nernst theorem IV. Examples on the second section   (a) Free mass-point (ideal monatomic gas)   (b) Planck's oscillator   (c) Fermi oscillator V. Fluctuations VI. The method of mean values VII. The n-particle problem VIII. Evaluation of the formulae. Limiting cases     The entropy constant     The failure of the classical theory. Gibb's paradox     Digression: Annihilation of matter?     Digression on the uncertainty relation     Gas-degeneration proper     Weak degeneration     Medium degeneration     Strong degeneration     (a) Strong Fermi-Dirac degeneration     (b) Strong Bose-Einstein degeneration IX. The problem of radiation   Appendix