Elementary Principles of Statistical Mechanics
by Josiah Willard Gibbs
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1902
Number of pages: 273
Written by J. Willard Gibbs, the most distinguished American mathematical physicist of the nineteenth century, this book was the first to bring together and arrange in logical order the works of Clausius, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs himself. The lucid, advanced-level text remains a valuable collection of fundamental equations and principles.
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