A textbook on equilibrium statistical mechanics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics and physics. The author's aim is to provide a fresh approach to the subject, setting out the basic assumptions clearly and emphasizing the importance of the thermodynamic limit and the role of convexity. The role of models for physical systems is also clearly explained and various models are discussed and solved.
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Thus, statistical mechanics makes use of information on the microscopic structure of substances—that is, information on what particles the substances consist of and on how the particles interact. For this reason, statistical mechanics is referred to as a microscopic theory. Statistical Mechanics Entropy, Order Parameters and Complexity James P. Sethna Oxford Master Series in Physics. Broad principles widely applicable in modern physics, computer science, mathematics, complexity theory, and biology. 1. FROM HAMILTONIAN MECHANICS TO STATISTICAL MECHANICS 5 where (8) Z ρ(q,p,t)dqdp = 1 for all t. ρ(q,p,t) is the density in phase space of the points representing the ensemble.
Beale About the book By table of contents Book description Statistical Mechanics explores the physical properties of matter based on the dynamic behavior of its microscopic constituents. After a historical introduction, this book presents After a historical introduction, this book presents chapters about thermodynamics, ensemble theory, simple gases theory, Ideal Bose and Fermi systems, statistical mechanics of interacting systems, phase transitions, and computer simulations.
This edition includes new topics such as BoseEinstein condensation and degenerate Fermi gas behavior in ultracold atomic gases and chemical equilibrium. It also explains the correlation functions and scattering; fluctuationdissipation theorem and the dynamical structure factor; phase equilibrium and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation; and exact solutions of one-dimensional fluid models and two-dimensional Ising model on a finite lattice.
New topics can be found in the appendices, including finite-size scaling behavior of Bose-Einstein condensates, a summary of thermodynamic assemblies and associated statistical ensembles, and pseudorandom number generators.
Other chapters are dedicated to two new topics, the thermodynamics of the early universe and the Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations. This book is invaluable to students and practitioners interested in statistical mechanics and physics.
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Key Features Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases Thermodynamics of the early universe Computer simulations:A major part of statistical mechanics is the study of systems in or very close to thermal equilibrium. It follows from the fundamental postulate that lacking any information about a system, the most likely macrostate is that state for which the number of microstates that corresponds to it, is maximal.
Entropy, Order Parameters, Complexity. Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions/5(3).
According to Feynman, ‘This fundamental law is the summit of statistical mechanics, and the entire subject is either the slide-down from this summit, as the principle is applied to various cases, or the climb-up to where the fundamental law is derived and the concepts of thermal equilibrium and temperature clarified’ (Feynman ).
Statistical Mechanics. Second Edition by Mayer, Joseph Edward, Mayer, Maria Goeppert and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at urbanagricultureinitiative.com Statistical Mechanics - Homework Assignment 1. Alejandro G´omez Espinosa ∗ February 5, Pathria In a classical gas of hard spheres (of diameter D), the spatial distribution of the particles.