Statistical Mechanics of Solids
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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. The statistical mechanics are developed as a tool for understanding properties and each chapter includes useful exercises to illustrate the topics covered. Topics discussed include the theory of the harmonic crystal, the theory of free electrons in metal and semiconductors, electron transport, alloy ordering, surfaces and polymers.show more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 74 line illus
  • 0195167171
  • 9780195167177

About Louis A. Girifalco

Louis A. Girifalco is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Pennsylvania.show more

Table of contents

1. The Basics of Thermodynamics ; 2. Principles of Statistical Mechanics ; 3. Particle Statistics ; 4. The Harmonic Crystal ; 5. Anharmonic Properties and the Equation of State ; 6. Free Electron Theory in Metals and Semiconductors ; 7. Statistical-Kinetic Theory 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 ; Appendix 1 Combinatorial Problems in Statistical Mechanics ; Appendix 2 The Method of Undetermined Multipliers ; Appendix 3 Stirling's Approximation ; Appendix 4 Sums and Integrals ; Appendix 5 Fermi Integrals ; Appendix 6 Kirkwood's Second Moment ; Appendix 7 The Generalized Lattice Gas ; Appendix 8 Dyadics and Crystal Symmetry ; Additional Readings ; Indexshow more

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