# Search Results for "statistical-physics-student-physics-series"

## Statistical Physics for Students of Science and Engineering

**Author**: Robert D. Reed,Radha Raman Roy**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486685687**Category:**Science**Page:**320**View:**4480

Concise text, designed for one-semester course, covers classical Maxwell-Boltzmann-Planck statistics and two quantum statistics. Physical applications. Useful problems. 1971 edition.

## Statistical Physics

**Author**: Tony Guenault**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**9401097925**Category:**Juvenile Nonfiction**Page:**186**View:**1723

Statistical physics is not a difficult subject, and I trust that this will not be found a difficult book. It contains much that a number of generations of Lancaster students have studied with me, as part of their physics honours degree work. The lecture course was of twenty hours duration, and I have added comparatively little to the lecture syllabus. A pre requisite is that the reader should have a working knowledge of basic thermal physics (i.e. the laws of thermodynamics and their application to simple substances). The book Thermal Physics by Colin Finn in this series forms an ideal introduc tion. Statistical physics has a thousand and one different ways of approaching the same basic results. I have chosen a rather down-to-earth and unsophisticated approach, without I hope totally obscuring the considerable interest of the fun damentals. This enables applications to be introduced at an early stage in the book. As a low-temperature physicist, I have always found a particular interest in statistical physics, and especially in how the absolute zero is approached. I should not, therefore, apologize for the low-temperature bias in the topics which I have selected from the many possibilities.

## Statistical Physics

**Author**: Franz Mandl**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**1118723430**Category:**Science**Page:**248**View:**1696

The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition E. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A. C. Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett Statistical Physics, Second Edition develops a unified treatment of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, which emphasises the statistical nature of the laws of thermodynamics and the atomic nature of matter. Prominence is given to the Gibbs distribution, leading to a simple treatment of quantum statistics and of chemical reactions. Undergraduate students of physics and related sciences will find this a stimulating account of the basic physics and its applications. Only an elementary knowledge of kinetic theory and atomic physics, as well as the rudiments of quantum theory, are presupposed for an understanding of this book. Statistical Physics, Second Edition features: A fully integrated treatment of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. A flow diagram allowing topics to be studied in different orders or omitted altogether. Optional "starred" and highlighted sections containing more advanced and specialised material for the more ambitious reader. Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help student understanding. Hints for solving the problems are given in an Appendix.

## Statistical Physics

**Author**: A.M. Guenault**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1402059744**Category:**Science**Page:**204**View:**8531

In this revised and enlarged second edition, Tony Guénault provides a clear and refreshingly readable introduction to statistical physics. The treatment itself is self-contained and concentrates on an understanding of the physical ideas, without requiring a high level of mathematical sophistication. The book adopts a straightforward quantum approach to statistical averaging from the outset. The initial part of the book is geared towards explaining the equilibrium properties of a simple isolated assembly of particles. The treatment of gases gives full coverage to Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics.

## Thermal Physics and Statistical Mechanics

**Author**: S. K. Roy**Publisher:**New Age International**ISBN:**9788122413021**Category:**Entropy**Page:**432**View:**4630

This Book Emphasises The Development Of Problem Solving Skills In Undergraduate Science And Engineering Students.The Book Provides More Than 350 Solved Examples With Complete Step-By-Step Solutions As Well As Around 100 Practice Problems With Answers.Also Explains The Basic Theory, Principles, Equations And Formulae For A Quick Understanding And Review. Can Serve Both As A Useful Text And Companion Book To Those Pre-Paring For Various Examinations In Physics.

## Problems on Statistical Mechanics

**Author**: D.A.R Dalvit,J Frastai,Ian Lawrie**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9781420050875**Category:**Science**Page:**283**View:**4085

A thorough understanding of statistical mechanics depends strongly on the insights and manipulative skills that are acquired through the solving of problems. Problems on Statistical Mechanics provides over 120 problems with model solutions, illustrating both basic principles and applications that range from solid-state physics to cosmology. An introductory chapter provides a summary of the basic concepts and results that are needed to tackle the problems, and also serves to establish the notation that is used throughout the book. The problems themselves occupy five chapters, progressing from the simpler aspects of thermodynamics and equilibrium statistical ensembles to the more challenging ideas associated with strongly interacting systems and nonequilibrium processes. Comprehensive solutions to all of the problems are designed to illustrate efficient and elegant problem-solving techniques. Where appropriate, the authors incorporate extended discussions of the points of principle that arise in the course of the solutions. The appendix provides useful mathematical formulae.

## Elementary Statistical Physics

**Author**: Charles Kittel**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486435145**Category:**Science**Page:**228**View:**2963

Geared toward graduate students in physics, this text covers such important topics as the properties of the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; the interrelated subjects of fluctuations, thermal noise, and Brownian movement; and the thermodynamics of irreversible processes. Most sections include illustrative problems. 1958 edition.

## Statistical Physics

*An Advanced Approach with Applications*

**Author**: Josef Honerkamp**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**3662037092**Category:**Science**Page:**411**View:**4947

Statistical Physics offers an advanced treatment with numerous applications to modern problems of relevance to researchers and students. Supplementing the concepts and methods employed in statistical mechanics, the book also covers the fundamentals of probability and statistics, mathematical statistics, and stochastic methods for the analysis of data. It is divided into two parts, the first focusing on the modeling of statistical systems, the second on the analysis of these systems.

## Methods of Statistical Physics

*International Series in Natural Philosophy*

**Author**: A. I. Akhiezer,S. V. Peletminskii**Publisher:**Elsevier**ISBN:**1483189376**Category:**Science**Page:**446**View:**6184

Methods of Statistical Physics is an exposition of the tools of statistical mechanics, which evaluates the kinetic equations of classical and quantized systems. The book also analyzes the equations of macroscopic physics, such as the equations of hydrodynamics for normal and superfluid liquids and macroscopic electrodynamics. The text gives particular attention to the study of quantum systems. This study begins with a discussion of problems of quantum statistics with a detailed description of the basics of quantum mechanics along with the theory of measurement. An analysis of the asymptotic behavior of universal quantities is also explained. Strong consideration is given to the systems with spontaneously broken system. Theories such as the kinetic theory of gases, the theory of Brownian motion, the theory of the slowing down of neutrons, and the theory of transport phenomena in crystals are discussed. The book will be a useful tool for physicists, mathematicians, students, and researchers in the field of statistical mechanics.

## Introductory Statistical Mechanics for Physicists

**Author**: D. K. C. MacDonald**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486453235**Category:**Science**Page:**176**View:**2124

This concise introduction is geared toward those concerned with solid state or low temperature physics. It presents the principles with simplicity and clarity, reviewing issues of critical interest. 1963 edition.

## Statistical Mechanics

**Author**: Wolfgang Pauli**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**9780486414607**Category:**Science**Page:**121**View:**8419

Important text represents a concise course on the subject, centering on the historic development of the basic ideals and the logical structure of the theory, with particular emphasis on Brownian motion and quantum statistics. Alone or as part of the complete set, this volume represents a peerless resource.

## Application-Driven Quantum and Statistical Physics

*A Short Course for Future Scientists and EngineersVolume 1: Foundations*

**Author**: Jean-Michel Gillet**Publisher:**World Scientific Publishing**ISBN:**1786345560**Category:**Science**Page:**300**View:**8711

Bridging the gap between traditional books on quantum and statistical physics, this series is an ideal introductory course for students who are looking for an alternative approach to the traditional academic treatment. This pedagogical approach relies heavily on scientific or technological applications from a wide range of fields. For every new concept introduced, an application is given to connect the theoretical results to a real-life situation. Each volume features in-text exercises and detailed solutions, with easy-to-understand applications. This first volume sets the scene of a new physics. It explains where quantum mechanics come from, its connection to classical physics and why it was needed at the beginning of the twentieth century. It examines how very simple models can explain a variety of applications such as quantum wells, thermoluminescence dating, scanning tunnel microscopes, quantum cryptography, masers, and how fluorescence can unveil the past of art pieces.

## Statistical Mechanics

**Author**: R K Pathria,Paul D. Beale**Publisher:**Butterworth-Heinemann**ISBN:**9780080541716**Category:**Psychology**Page:**576**View:**2399

'This is an excellent book from which to learn the methods and results of statistical mechanics.' Nature 'A well written graduate-level text for scientists and engineers... Highly recommended for graduate-level libraries.' Choice This highly successful text, which first appeared in the year 1972 and has continued to be popular ever since, has now been brought up-to-date by incorporating the remarkable developments in the field of 'phase transitions and critical phenomena' that took place over the intervening years. This has been done by adding three new chapters (comprising over 150 pages and containing over 60 homework problems) which should enhance the usefulness of the book for both students and instructors. We trust that this classic text, which has been widely acclaimed for its clean derivations and clear explanations, will continue to provide further generations of students a sound training in the methods of statistical physics.

## Introduction to Statistical Physics

**Author**: Kerson Huang**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9780748409419**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**289**View:**2728

Statistical physics is a core component of most undergraduate (and some post-graduate) physics degree courses. It is primarily concerned with the behavior of matter in bulk-from boiling water to the superconductivity of metals. Ultimately, it seeks to uncover the laws governing random processes, such as the snow on your TV screen. This essential new textbook guides the reader quickly and critically through a statistical view of the physical world, including a wide range of physical applications to illustrate the methodology. It moves from basic examples to more advanced topics, such as broken symmetry and the Bose-Einstein equation. To accompany the text, the author, a renowned expert in the field, has written a Solutions Manual/Instructor's Guide, available free of charge to lecturers who adopt this book for their courses. Introduction to Statistical Physics will appeal to students and researchers in physics, applied mathematics and statistics.

## Statistical Mechanics

*An Introduction*

**Author**: D H Trevena**Publisher:**Elsevier**ISBN:**0857099663**Category:**Science**Page:**160**View:**4813

Thirty years' teaching experience have been condensed into this concise introductory book on Statistical Mechanics. Ideal for second and third year undergraduates in physics, applied mathematics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, metallurgy, materials science and polymer science. Provides a concise introduction to statistical mechanics Ideal for second and third year undergraduates in physics, applied mathematics, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, metallurgy, materials science and polymer science

## Methods of Statistical Physics

**Author**: Tomoyasu Tanaka**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**9780521580564**Category:**Science**Page:**310**View:**2218

This text by one of the originators of the cluster variation method of statistical mechanics is aimed at second- and third-year graduate students studying such topics as the theory of complex analysis, classical mechanics, classical electrodynamics, and quantum mechanics. The central theme is that, given the Hamiltonian for a system, it is possible to calculate the thermodynamics correlation function, either numerically or through the use of infinite series. The book is self-contained, with all required mathematics included either in the text or in Appendixes. The text includes many exercises designed for self-study.

## Frontiers of Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

**Author**: Gerald T. Moore,Marlan O. Scully**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1461321816**Category:**Science**Page:**510**View:**6139

The four-week period fran May 20 to June 16, 1984 was an intensive period of advanced study on the foundations and frontiers of nonequili brium statistical physics (NSP). During the first two weeks of this period, an advanced-study course on the "Foundations of NSP" was con ducted in Albuquerque under the sponsorship of the University of New Mexico Center for High-Technology Materials. This was followed by a two-week NATO Advanced Study Insti tute on the "Frontiers of NSP" in Santa Fe under the same directorship. Many Students attended both meetings. This book comprises proceedings based on those lectures and covering a broad spectrum of topics in NSP ranging fran basic problems in quantum measurement theory to analogies between lasers and Darwinian evolution. The various types of quantum distribution functions and their uses are treated by several authors. other tools of NSP, such as Langevin equations, Fokker-Planck equations, and master equations, are developed and applied to areas such as laser physics, plasma physics, Brownian motion, and hydrodynamic instabilities. The properties and experimental detection of squeezed states and antibunching are described, as well as experimental tests of the violation of Bell's inequality. Information theory, mean-field theory, reservoir theory, entropy maximization, and even a novel nonlinear generalization of quantum mechanics are used to discuss nonequilibrium phenanena and the approach toward thermodynamic equilibrium.

## Statistical Mechanics: Algorithms and Computations

**Author**: Werner Krauth**Publisher:**OUP Oxford**ISBN:**0198515359**Category:**Computers**Page:**342**View:**5547

This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format of many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The discussion of key subjects in classical and quantum statistical physics will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in physics and related sciences. The focus is on orientation with implementation details kept to a minimum. - ;This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics in a clear and accessible way and demonstrates its close relation to other approaches in theoretical physics. Individual chapters focus on subjects as diverse as the hard sphere liquid, classical spin models, single quantum particles and Bose-Einstein condensation. Contained within the chapters are in-depth discussions of algorithms, ranging from basic enumeration methods to modern Monte Carlo techniques. The emphasis is on orientation, with discussion of implementation details kept to a minimum. Illustrations, tables and concise printed algorithms convey key information, making the material very accessible. The book is completely self-contained and graphs and tables can readily be reproduced, requiring minimal computer code. Most sections begin at an elementary level and lead on to the rich and difficult problems of contemporary computational and statistical physics. The book will be of interest to a wide range of students, teachers and researchers in physics and the neighbouring sciences. An accompanying CD allows incorporation of the book's content (illustrations, tables, schematic programs) into the reader's own presentations. - ;'This book is the best one I have reviewed all year.' Alan Hinchliffe, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews -

## Statistical Mechanics

*An Advanced Course with Problems and Solutions*

**Author**: Ryogo Kubo**Publisher:**North Holland**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Science**Page:**425**View:**9437

This book provides a series of concise lectures on the fundamental theories of statistical mechanics, carefully chosen examples and a number of problems with complete solutions. Modern physics has opened the way for a thorough examination of infra-structure of nature and understanding of the properties of matter from an atomistic point of view. Statistical mechanics is an essential bridge between the laws of nature on a microscopic scale and the macroscopic behaviour of matter. A good training in statistical mechanics thus provides a basis for modern physics and is indispensable to any student in physics, chemistry, biophysics and engineering sciences who wishes to work in these rapidly developing scientific and technological fields. The collection of examples and problems is comprehensive. The problems are grouped in order of increasing difficulty.