Statistical Mechanics of Solids

Statistical Mechanics of Solids

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This monograph, suitable for use as an advanced text, presents the statistical mechanics of solids from the perspective of the material properties of the solid state. Statistical mechanics is developed as a tool for understanding properties, rather than for its own sake. The book is therefore accessible to a wide audience of students and professionals in materials science and solid state physics and chemistry. In addition to the fundamentals of statistical mechanics and particle statistics, topics covered include the theory of the harmonic crystal, the theory of free electrons in metals and semiconductors, electron transport, alloy ordering, magnetism, phase transformations, surfaces and polymers, among others. Each chapter includes useful exercises to illustrate topics covered in that chapter.show more

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  • Hardback | 536 pages
  • 165.6 x 240.3 x 34.5mm | 943.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 24 line figures
  • 0195119657
  • 9780195119657

Table of contents

1. The Basics of Thermodynamics ; 2. Principles of Statistical Mechanics ; 3. Particle Statistics ; 4. The Harmonic Statistics ; 5. Anharmonic Properties and the Equation of State ; 6. Free Electron Theory in Metals and Semiconductors ; 7. Statistical-Kinetic Thoery of Electron Transport ; 8. Order-Disorder Alloys ; 9. Magnetic Order ; 10. Phase Equilibria ; 11. Critical Exponents and the Renormalization Group ; 12. Surfaces and Interfaces ; 13. The Theory of Random Flight ; 14. Linear Polymer Chains ; 15. Vacancies and Interstitials in Monatomic Crystals ; 16. Point Defects in Dilute Alloys ; 17. Diffusion in Simple Crystals ; Appendices ; Additional Readingsshow more

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