Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics : Equilibrium by Entropy Maximisation

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The account of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics is based on entropy and its maximization. Building from first principles, it gives a transparent explanation of the physical behaviour of equilibrium thermodynamic systems, and it presents a comprehensive, self-contained account of the modern mathematical and computational techniques of statistical mechanics. This field of study is of vital importance to researchers, lecturers and students alike. Dr Attard is a well-known researcher in statistical mechanics who has made significant contributions to this field. His book offers a fresh perspective on the foundations of statistical thermodynamics. It includes a number of new results and novel derivations, and provides an intriguing alternative to existing monographs. Especially of note are the simple graphs and figures that illustrate the text throughout and the logical organization of the material. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics will be an invaluable and comprehensive reference manual for research scientists. This text can be used as a complement to existing texts and for supplementary reading.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 26mm | 861.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012066321X
  • 9780120663217

Table of contents

Isolated Systems and Thermal Equilibrium Various Reservoirs Probability and General Formalism Classical Statistical Mechanics Ideal Systems Interacting Particles Diagrammatic and Functional Expansions Pair Functions Density Functional Theory Inhomogeneous Systems Coulomb Systems Computer Simulations
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About Phil Attard

Phil AttardUniversity of South Australia, AustraliaDr Attardis a well-known researcher in statistical mechanics who has made significantcontributions to this field. His book offers a fresh perspective on the foundations of statistical thermodynamics. It includes a number of new results and novel derivations, and provides an intriguing alternative to existing monographs. Especially of note are the simple graphs and figures that illustrate the text throughout and the logical organization of the material. Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics will be an invaluable and comprehensive reference manual for research scientists. This text can be used as a complement to existing texts and for supplementary reading.
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