An Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (Dover Books by Terrell L. Hill

By Terrell L. Hill

"A huge variety of workouts of a wide diversity of trouble make this ebook much more useful…a strong addition to the literature on thermodynamics on the undergraduate level." — Philosophical Magazine
Although written on an introductory point, this wide-ranging textual content offers huge insurance of subject matters of present curiosity in equilibrium statistical mechanics. certainly, yes conventional themes are given just a little condensed therapy to permit room for a survey of more moderen advances.
The e-book is split into 4 significant sections. Part I deals with the foundations of quantum statistical mechanics and contains discussions of power degrees, states and eigenfunctions, degeneracy and different issues. Part II examines structures composed of self sufficient molecules or of alternative self sustaining subsystems. themes diversity from excellent monatomic gasoline and monatomic crystals to polyatomic fuel and configuration of polymer molecules and rubber elasticity. An exam of structures of interacting molecules contains the 9 chapters in Part unwell, reviewing such matters as lattice facts, imperfect gases and dilute liquid recommendations. Part IV covers quantum information and contains sections on Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein facts, photon fuel and free-volume theories of quantum liquids.
Each bankruptcy contains difficulties various in hassle — starting from easy numerical workouts to small-scale "research" propositions. furthermore, supplementary interpreting lists for every bankruptcy invite scholars to pursue the topic at a extra complex point. Readers are assumed to have studied thermodynamics, calculus, common differential equations and hassle-free quantum mechanics.
Because of the flexibleness of the bankruptcy preparations, this publication in particular lends itself to exploit in a one-or two-semester graduate direction in chemistry, a one-semester senior or graduate path in physics or an introductory path in statistical mechanics.

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