Statistical Mechanics of Particles
by Mehran Kardar
Publisher: MIT 2013
Number of pages: 161
Basic principles are examined: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical distributions; applications to lattice vibrations, ideal gas, photon gas. Quantum statistical mechanics; Fermi and Bose systems. Interacting systems: cluster expansions, van der Waal's gas, and mean-field theory.
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by Mehran Kardar - MIT
Topics: The hydrodynamic limit and classical field theories; Phase transitions and broken symmetries: universality, correlation functions, and scaling theory; The renormalization approach to collective phenomena; Dynamic critical behavior; etc.
by W. David McComb - Bookboon
This is an academic textbook in three parts, intended for a one-semester course in statistical physics at honours BSc level. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on a clear, concise exposition, with all steps being clearly explained.
by Paul Fendley - The University of Virginia
This book is an attempt to cover the gap between what is taught in a conventional statistical mechanics class and between what is necessary to understand current research. The aim is to introduce the basics of many-body physics to a wide audience.
by Oleg Kupervasser - arXiv
Statistical classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are two developed theories that contain a number of paradoxes. However the given paradoxes can be resolved within the framework of the existing physics, without introduction of new laws.