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Statistical Thermodynamics

Understanding the Properties of Macroscopic Systems, 1st Edition

By Lukong Cornelius Fai

CRC Press

548 pages

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Statistical thermodynamics and the related domains of statistical physics and quantum mechanics are very important in many fields of research, including plasmas, rarefied gas dynamics, nuclear systems, lasers, semiconductors, superconductivity, ortho- and para-hydrogen, liquid helium, and so on. Statistical Thermodynamics: Understanding the Propert

Table of Contents

Basic Principles of Statistical Physics. Thermodynamic Functions. Canonical Distribution. Ideal Gases. Quantum Statistics of Ideal Gases. The Electron Gas in a Magnetic Field. Magnetic and Dielectric Materials. Lattice Dynamics. Condensed Bodies. Applications of Statistical Thermodynamics. Macroscopic Quantum Effects: Superfluid Liquid Helium. Nonideal Classical Gases. Functional Integration in Statistical Physics. References. Index.

About the Author

Lukong Cornelius Fai is with ICTP Trieste, Italy and the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Gary Wysin is with Kansas State University, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics