Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics : (IBM PC Version)

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The physical interactions of the macroscopic world can be described and predicted using the laws laid down by Newton. But this world consists of microscopic and submicroscpic particles. To fully comprehend the macro-world, scientists must be able to understand the physical principles which govern the micro-world. Here the laws and principles of Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics are of fundamental importance, and this new textbook provides a clear grounding into these important and fundamental areas. It is unique in treating thermodynamics as an application of probability theory, bring a fresher and more logical approach to a difficult subject area, Each chapter ends with problems, and review questions and solved exercises are also included, providing students with practical applications to test their knowledge in a complex subject. courses in thermodynamics in physics departments with a solid training in the fundamentals of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Numerous problems and supplementary exercises will help reinforce learning, and an accompanying PC disk provides programs for further learning.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 640 pages
  • 186 x 262 x 42mm | 1,339.98g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line and halftone figures, + program disk
  • 019508523X
  • 9780195085235

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This textbook provides a firm grounding in the laws and principles of statistical and thermodynamics that are essential to the study of physics. It presents the subject in a remarkably fresh, clear, and understandable manner, and is based on the most up-to-be research in the field. This sets the text apart from other books serving the same course, as does its clear and logical approach, which treats statistical mechanics as an application of probability theory. Problems are included at the end of each chapter, and supplementary sections include review questions, exercises, and solutions. The scope and variety of these problems also contribute to the book's value. Intended for use in upper undergraduate physics courses, the text is also suitable for electrical engineering and chemistry students. The material is presented at a high level, yet the mathematical foundations are compatible with students' understanding. An accompanying diskette provides helpful experience with a computer approach to the material.show more

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...this is an impressive, and unusual, textbook. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physicsshow more

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