Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
by S.B. Santra
Publisher: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 2014
Number of pages: 85
This text provides a firm grounding in the laws and principles of statistical mechanics 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-date research in the field.
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