Concepts and relationships in thermal and statistical physics form the foundation for describing systems consisting of macroscopically large numbers of particles. Developing microscopic statistical physics and macroscopic classical thermodynamic descriptions in tandem, Statistical and Thermal Physics: An Introduction provides insight into basic con
CLASSICAL THERMAL PHYSICS: THE MICROCANONICAL ENSEMBLE: Introduction to Classical Thermal Physics Concepts: The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. Microstates and the Statistical Interpretation of Entropy. Applications of Thermodynamics to Gases and Condensed Matter, Phase Transitions, and Critical Phenomena. QUANTUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS AND THERMAL PHYSICS APPLICATIONS: The Canonical and Grand Canonical Ensembles and Distributions. Quantum Distribution Functions, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Statistics, Photons, and Phonons. The Classical Ideal Gas, Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics, Nonideal Systems. The Density Matrix, Reactions and Related Processes, and Introduction to Irreversible Thermodynamics. Appendices. Index.