9780486810317

Statistical Physics A Probabilistic Approach

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780486810317

  • ISBN10:

    0486810313

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-10-20
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $31.95 Save up to $3.19
  • Rent Book $28.76
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Suitable for graduate students in chemical physics, statistical physics, and physical chemistry, this text develops an innovative, probabilistic approach to statistical mechanics. The treatment employs Gauss's principle and incorporates Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics to provide a powerful tool for the statistical analysis of physical phenomena.
The treatment begins with an introductory chapter on entropy and probability that covers Boltzmann's principle and thermodynamic probability, among other topics. Succeeding chapters offer a case history of black radiation, examine quantum and classical statistics, and discuss methods of processing information and the origins of the canonical distribution. The text concludes with explorations of statistical equivalence, radiative and material phase transitions, and the kinetic foundations of Gauss's error law. Bibliographic notes complete each chapter.

Author Biography

Bernard H. Lavenda was Professor of Chemical Physics at Italy's University of Camerino. His other books include A New Perspective on Reality: An Odyssey in Non-Euclidean Geometry and Where Physics Went Wrong.

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Entropy and Probability
2. Black Radiation: A Case History
3. From One to Infinity
4. Processing Information
5. Origins of the Canonical Distribution
6. Statistical Equivalence Principle
7. Radiative and Material Phase Transitions
8. Kinetic Foundations of Gauss' Error Law
Bibliographic Notes
Index

Rewards Program

Write a Review