This edition includes new topics such as BoseEinstein condensation and degenerate Fermi gas behavior in ultracold atomic gases and chemical equilibrium. It also explains the correlation functions and scattering; fluctuationdissipation theorem and the dynamical structure factor; phase equilibrium and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation; and exact solutions of one-dimensional fluid models and two-dimensional Ising model on a finite lattice. New topics can be found in the appendices, including finite-size scaling behavior of Bose-Einstein condensates, a summary of thermodynamic assemblies and associated statistical ensembles, and pseudorandom number generators. Other chapters are dedicated to two new topics, the thermodynamics of the early universe and the Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations.
This book is invaluable to students and practitioners interested in statistical mechanics and physics.
- Paperback | 744 pages
- 190.5 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,247.37g
- 01 Feb 2012
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 3rd edition
- Approx. 150 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
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